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Brazilian IRS staff went on strike, causing serious delays in Brazilian coffee exports.

Published: 2024-02-29 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/02/29, Recently, according to the Brazilian Business Information Network, the port of Santos and Guarulus International Airport, Brazil's largest export port, will face a strike by tax declaration staff from January 22 to 26. Some imports and exports are not functioning properly during the strike, which will lead to delays in Brazilian coffee exports and

Recently, according to the Brazilian Business Information Network, the port of Santos and Guarulus International Airport, Brazil's largest export port, will face a strike by tax declaration staff from January 22 to 26. Some imports and exports are not functioning properly during the strike, which will lead to delays in Brazilian coffee exports and a slight increase in coffee prices.

According to tax inspectors from Brazil's Federal Inland Revenue Service, they will not clear any cargo in Brazil's largest port of Santos and the busiest international airport in Guaruluz in the coming days. For the industry, the strike will be a warning to the Brazilian federal government.

According to the Brazilian Federal Inland Revenue Agency tax Inspection staff (Sindifisco), import and export goods will be stranded at Sao Paulo's Santos port and Guarulhos international airport between January 22 and 26. Similar strike measures will be taken at Veracopos airport in Campinas and customs (including ports and airports) leading to El Salvador, but the strike in El Salvador will begin on January 23.

According to the union, tax inspectors from the customs offices and the IRS in Alago, Paraiba, Pernambuco and Northern River Nord, the Porto Alegre Customs Office in Rio Grande do Sul, the Santalum IRS and the Pakalema IRS also took part in the strike from January 22 to 26. In these days, only perishable goods, fresh and live goods, dangerous goods, medicine and food can be cleared, and other goods will be temporarily detained during the strike. Raw coffee beans belong to edible primary agricultural products and do not belong to the above items, so they will be temporarily detained.

There are no specific figures on the quantity of goods affected by the strike and the losses caused to importers and exporters. It is estimated that 6500 import declarations and 4000 export declarations will not be released at Santos port.

The strike will make it even worse for ships that have been delayed. Earlier, the port of Santos in Brazil has experienced congestion problems, mainly due to obsolete port equipment, outdated management and lack of manpower. According to a report released by the Advanced Research Centre for Applied Economics (CEPEA) of the Agricultural College of the University of Sao Paulo, 76 per cent of ships were delayed in December, 15 per cent of which were delayed for more than four days. Coupled with the recent Red Sea problem, the price of coffee has the opportunity to continue to rise in recent days.

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