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: 01 Jan 2011 | Removal date: 01 Jan 2012
Still in force

Import ban

On December 11 2010, the Government of Argentina requested finished-vehicles importers to present a plan to reduce the current trade deficit in the sector to 20%. The Government asserted that the main goal is to protect the external sector given that each year importing companies are purchasing vehicles in countries outside of the Mercosur generating a deficit of USD 1000 m. An import decrease would limit the pressure local production has to face against vehicles from developed countries. Moreover, the initiative would guarantee the market quota of the local terminals and protect local jobs.
 
Since Argentinean importing companies do not hold assembling plants in the country, they could comply with the measure by: diminishing their import activities, by associating with domestic auto parts producers so their plants located in Brazil are able to buy domestic parts or by boosting auto parts sales in the Brazilian market.
 
Imports plans shall be submitted by early January.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870410 Dumpers designed for offhighway use
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870331 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,500 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870423 g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
8705 Special purpose motor vehicles, other than those principally designed for the transport of persons or goods (for example, breakdown lorries, crane lorries, fire fighting vehicles, concrete mixer lorries, road sweeper lorries, spraying lorries, mobile wor
870510 Crane lorries
870520 Mobile drilling derricks
870590 Other

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