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Import licensing requirement
On September 6, 2012, the Government of Argentina eliminated the regime of Automatic Import Licensing.
The Automatic Import Licenses regime consisted on a series of documentation (other than that required for customs purposes) that need to be presented by the foreign trade operators prior to the importation of certain goods into the customs territory of Argentina.
As of September 7, 2012, 1,520 goods classified in 52 of the 96 Chapters that integrate the Argentinean tariff were subject to Automatic Licensing.
Among others, the regime did not apply to 44 chapters, such as Chapter 5, -products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included-, 6 -live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage-, 8 -Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons-, 9 -coffee, tea, mate and spices-, 10 -cereals-, and 12 -oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder.
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