This article mentions that one of the main risk in cross-border e-commerce transactions is
"Loss of revenue from unanticipated fees and fines or improperly calculating the cost of customs"
This is certainly true for Brazil. Exports conducted by mail or courrier to clients in Brazil are subject to heavy taxation. In some case, the cummulative taxes can reach over 100% of the value of the merchandise. Not to mention that customs procedures can easily take 60-90 days to be performed (there is a lecture with the cost explanation here)
This is why so many companies choose to incorporate in Brazil in order to conduct business here. The taxation does not get that much lower, but at least is becomes more predictable.
Please check the original article: Companies are struggling to keep up with the fast pace of international e-commerce - Trade Ready:
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