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: 30 Jul 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Trade balancing measure

Beginning on March 10th, 2011, the Argentinean Government started to adopt a series of 'verbal' measures aimed at balancing imports and exports in certain sectors of the economy. Importers in these designated sectors are required to export an amount of local production equal to the value they import. The policy was first applied to car producers and was then extended to the pharmaceutical industry.
By the end of July, 2011, media reported that similar restrictions were also applied to refrigerators, washing machines, cookers and toys.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

384 Sports goods
9506 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports (including tabletennis) or outdoor games, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; swimming pools and paddling pools.
950629 Other
950631 Clubs, complete
950640 Articles and equipment for tabletennis
950651 Lawntennis rackets, whether or not strung
950662 Inflatable
950670 Ice skates and roller skates, including skating boots with skates attached
950691 Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics or athletics
950699 Other
9507 Fishing rods, fishhooks and other line fishing tackle; fish landing nets, butterfly nets and similar nets; decoy “birds” (other than those of heading 92.08 or 97.05) and similar hunting or shooting requisites.
950710 Fishing rods
950730 Fishing reels
385 Games & toys
" class="default-popupover-item"> 9503 Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reducedsize ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
" class="default-popupover-item"> 950300 Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls' carriages; dolls; other toys; reducedsize ("scale") models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds.
9504 Video game consoles and machines, articles for funfair, table or parlour games, including pintables, billiards, special tables for casino games and automatic bowling alley equipment.
950430 Other games, operated by coins, banknotes, bank cards, tokens or by any other means of payment, other than automatic bowling alley equipment
950450 Video game consoles and machines, other than those of subheading 9504.30
950490 Other
389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
9505 Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles, including conjuring tricks and novelty jokes.
950510 Articles for Christmas festivities
950590 Other
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841850 Other furniture (chests, cabinets, display counters, showcases and the like) for storage and display, incorporating refrigerating or freezing equipment
841869 Other
841899 Other
446 Machinery for textile, apparel & leather production; parts
8450 Household or laundrytype washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry.
845020 Machines, each of a dry linen capacity exceeding 10 kg
845090 Parts
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841810 Combined refrigeratorfreezers, fitted with separate external doors
841821 Compressiontype
841829 Other
841830 Freezers of the chest type, not exceeding 800 l capacity
841840 Freezers of the upright type, not exceeding 900 l capacity
8450 Household or laundrytype washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry.
845011 Fullyautomatic machines
8516 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electrothermic hairdressing apparatus (for example, hair dryers, hair curlers, curling tong heaters) and hand dryers; ele
851610 Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters
851629 Other
851631 Hair dryers
851632 Other hairdressing apparatus
851640 Electric smoothing irons
851650 Microwave ovens
851660 Other ovens; cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers and roasters
851671 Coffee or tea makers
851672 Toasters
851679 Other
851680 Electric heating resistors
851690 Parts

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