Argentina: Reference prices on imports of certain type of tube or pipe fittings from diverse countries.

Measure #2800 | Published 14 Oct 2011 ▲


On October 14, 2011, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of tube or pipe fittings from China, Malaysia and other Asian and European countries.
In accordance with Argentinean legislation, once a reference price is established, when a good subject to such prices is imported at a lower cost, the importer shall guarantee the difference between the reference price and the value declared at customs.
The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of the MERCOSUR’s Harmonized System: 7307.19.20 and 7307.93.00.
These reference prices entered into force on October 14, 2011.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
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?

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Date Discovered: 14/10/2011

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 14 Oct 2011

GTA Evaluation: Red

Government Response:

Glossary of trade terms