IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 05 May 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On May 5 2010, the Government of Argentina announced the application of restrictions on imported food products. According to the Secretary of Interior Trade, imports of premium foodstuff that have an equivalent in national production will be thwarted.
 
So far, no written announcement or regulation has been issued. The measure will be enforced by verbal arrangements with main supermarket chains. Moreover, the Government suggested that, whenever necessary, issuing of 'free circulation certificates' granted by the Anmat ('National Agency of Pharmaceutical Products, Foodstuff and Medical Technology) will be hold up.
 
The measure will enter into effect on June 1st and will be mainly targeted at premium items, such as Swiss chocolate, Spanish ham and olive oil, Italian pasta and German beer. 
 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

211 Meat & meat products
1602 Other prepared or preserved meat, meat offal or blood.
160231 Of turkeys
160232 Of fowls of the species Gallus domesticus
160241 Hams and cuts thereof
160242 Shoulders and cuts thereof
212 Prepared & preserved fish, crustaceans, molluscs
1604 Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
160413 Sardines, sardinella and brisling or sprats
160414 Tunas, skipjack and bonito (Sarda spp.)
160415 Mackerel
160419 Other
160420 Other prepared or preserved fish
1605 Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
160553 Mussels
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
2002 Tomatoes prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid.
200290 Other
2003 Mushrooms and truffles, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid.
200310 Mushrooms of the genus Agaricus
2005 Other vegetables prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, not frozen, other than products of heading 20.06.
200520 Potatoes
200580 Sweet corn (Zea mays var. saccharata)
200599 Other
214 Prepared & preserved fruits & nuts
2007 Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut purée and fruit or nut pastes, obtained by cooking, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200799 Other
2008 Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.
200819 Other, including mixtures
200820 Pineapples
200891 Palm hearts
2009 Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
200911 Frozen
200919 Other
200939 Other
200949 Other
200989 Other
231 Grain mill products
1904 Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products (for example, corn flakes); cereals (other than maize (corn)) in grain form or in the form of flakes or other worked grains (except flour, groats and meal), precooked, or o
190410 Prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products
232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170290 Other, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose
234 Bakery products
1905 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
190531 Sweet biscuits
190532 Waffles and wafers
236 Cocoa, chocolate & sugar confectionery
1704 Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa.
170410 Chewing gum, whether or not sugarcoated
170490 Other
1803 Cocoa paste, whether or not defatted.
180310 Not defatted
180320 Wholly or partly defatted
1804 Cocoa butter, fat and oil.
180400 Cocoa butter, fat and oil.
1805 Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
180500 Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
1806 Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa.
180631 Filled
180632 Not filled
180690 Other
2006 Vegetables, fruit, nuts, fruitpeel and other parts of plants, preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystallised).
200600 Vegetables, fruit, nuts, fruitpeel and other parts of plants, preserved by sugar (drained, glacé or crystallised).
237 Macaroni, noodles, couscous & similar farinaceous products
1902 Pasta, whether or not cooked or stuffed (with meat or other substances) or otherwise prepared, such as spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni; couscous, whether or not prepared.
190219 Other
239 Food products n.e.c.
1901 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40 % by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of
190110 Preparations for infant use, put up for retail sale
1905 Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers' wares, whether or not containing cocoa; communion wafers, empty cachets of a kind suitable for pharmaceutical use, sealing wafers, rice paper and similar products.
190590 Other
2101 Extracts, essences and concentrates, of coffee, tea or maté and preparations with a basis of these products or with a basis of coffee, tea or maté; roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes, and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof.
210111 Extracts, essences and concentrates
210112 Preparations with a basis of extracts, essences or concentrates or with a basis of coffee
2102 Yeasts (active or inactive); other singlecell microorganisms, dead (but not including vaccines of heading 30.02); prepared baking powders.
210210 Active yeasts
2103 Sauces and preparations therefor; mixed condiments and mixed seasonings; mustard flour and meal and prepared mustard.
210320 Tomato ketchup and other tomato sauces
210390 Other
2104 Soups and broths and preparations therefor; homogenised composite food preparations.
210410 Soups and broths and preparations therefor
2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
210610 Protein concentrates and textured protein substances
210690 Other
241 Ethyl alcohol; spirits, liqueurs & spirits
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 % vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages.
220830 Whiskies
220860 Vodka
220870 Liqueurs and cordials
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220410 Sparkling wine
220429 Other
243 Malt liquors & malt
2203 Beer made from malt.
220300 Beer made from malt.
244 Soft drinks; bottled mineral waters
2202 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other nonalcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.
220210 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured
220290 Other

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