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: 26 May 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On May 25, 2011, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of frames and mountings for spectacles, corrective spectacles, and sunglasses from China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries.
 
The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 9003.11.00, 9003.19.10, 9003.19.90, 9004.10.00 and 9004.90.10.
 
These reference prices entered into force on May 26, 2011.
 
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June2005(inSpanish:valorescriteriodecarácterpreventivo).Thestatedpurpose is tostrengthencustomscontrolandpreventunder-invoicing. Importersarerequired toprovideguaranteesfor thedifferenceindutiesandtaxesifthedeclaredpriceofanimport islowerthanitsreferenceprice(see 7th GTA Report and 2014 National Trade Estimate Report).A list with all current import reference prices can be consulted under:www.afip.gov.ar/aduana/valoracion/valores.criterios.pdf
 
Update:
On July 4, 2011, the government modified General Resolution 3111 (see "Related Measures").

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

483 Optical instruments & photographic equipment; parts thereof
9003 Frames and mountings for spectacles, goggles or the like, and parts thereof.
900311 Of plastics
900319 Of other materials
9004 Spectacles, goggles and the like, corrective, protective or other.
900410 Sunglasses
900490 Other

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