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(@graham-o)
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Hello,
Relatives on the Algarve, have recently had some curtains delivered and the company supplying them, had to have a Guia de Transporte which details the vans contents, the fiscal number of the recipient and the start and end times of the delivery. Can anyone explain the purpose of this and the circumstances under which one is needed please?

We are not in Portugal yet, but is it something I need to be aware of? Does it only apply to commercial deliveries or private journeys as well?

Or is there a big problem with black market curtains in Portugal?

Thanks,

Graham

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(@munster)
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I think you will find the dividing line very close over here between private and commercial You haven't mentioned but I assume the curtains were imported, if that's the case they will need to be tracked for VAT etc.
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(@graham-o)
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The curtains were locally made. If the Guia is to prove ownership or purpose of journey, what is the position if someone is transporting personal property? All very puzzling.

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(@x-camone)
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It's for transport of goods in commercial vehicles only - doesn't apply if you're taking your shopping home in a private car.

The intent is to clamp down on fraud and tax evasion. There are probably a lot of people who think Portugal is riddled with fraud and tax evasion. There are probably a lot of people think this is a load of unnecessary bureaucracy. There'll probably be some people who belong in both groups

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It's also due to the fact if they are stopped by the GNR for whatever reason they have proof they are delivering an item rather than any other dubious means.

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