Finance Ministry authorizes increase of Postal service charges

With the increase, commercial letter of up to 20 grams will cost R $ 1,83.
20/10/2017 16h42 - Updated 20/10/2017 17h10
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The Ministry of Finance has authorized, for the second time this year, the increase in fees charged by the post office. In today's edition (18) the Official Gazette, the government authorizes the readjustment "in the form of recomposition" of tariffs for postal services and national and international telegraphic. The adjustment occurs in two installments: the first 6,121% It will be for an indefinite period and the second, from 4,094% will be in force for 64 months.

The revision of tariffs still depends on publication of approval by the Ministry of Communications, according to the Official Gazette. With the increase, commercial letter of up to 20 grams will cost R $ 1,83. The current value of the business letter is R $ 1,80.

In April, the Ministry of Finance had authorized increase 7,485% in the rates of postal and telegraph services provided by the Post Office. In season, the company explained that the state services are adjusted every year, based on recovery of costs, as rising fuel prices, rental agreements, transport, Surveillance, cleaning and salaries of employees. Rates are updated based on the Postal Services Index, indicator formed from a basket of indexes, as NCPI, HICP, and PGI-M.

According to the press office of the Post Office, to take effect, the measure still depends on the publication of a decree of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications.

Matter modified to 11h58 day 19/10 to correct and add information. Unlike published, the value of the business letter is R $ 1,80, and not R $ 1,23. To go into effect, the increase depends on order of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications.

Kelly Oliveira – Agency Brazil


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