Argentina: Establishment of an affidavit on services.
On February 22, 2012, the Federal Administration of Public Revenues of Argentina published, in the Official Gazette, a resolution that establishes the obligation of importers to provide, prior to the issuance of the order form, purchase order, or similar documents, an “Advance Affidavit on Service Imports (DJAS, for its acronym in Spanish).”
By this resolution, the Argentinean government determined that:
- Individuals residing in the country, that are providers and / or outside service suppliers, must provide the information indicated on the web site "DJAS” available at: http://www. afip.gob.ar, a member of the "Electronic Single Window for Foreign Trade" service.
- The system will assign an identification number to each DJAS that is presented.
- The information recorded in such affidavits shall be made available to the Organizations that form part of the mechanism established by this resolution, according to their competence in the matter.
- The Organizations that want to be part of this mechanism should manifest their interest, in a period not exceeding 15 days from the publishing of this resolution.
- The number of “DJAS” should be reported and registered under the Foreign Exchange Control System, established by the General Resolution No. 3210.
- This resolution approves the Appendix: "Guidelines for the Management of the “Advance Affidavit on Service Imports (DJAS)" that forms part of this resolution.
This resolution will enter into force on April 1st, 2012.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?|
|Was such evidence identified?|
|Is such evidence publicly available?|
|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date Discovered: 22/02/2012
Date of inception: 1 Apr 2012
GTA Evaluation: Red
Resolución General 3276 available at: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0212/BO%2022%20feb.doc