IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

Yes

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 13 Sep 2014 | Removal date: 31 Dec 2018
Still in force

Local sourcing

On September 13, 2014, Argentina launched the 'Ahora 12' program. This program allows individuals to finance the purchase of certain domestically-manufactured goods, in 12 monthly instalments without interest.
 
The list of the domestically manufactured products that this program applies to are: (1) technical appliances, (2) Attires, (3) Footwear and Leather Goods, (4) Furniture, (5) Construction Materials, (6) Motorbikes, (7) Bikes, (8) matters and sommiers, (9) books, (10) tourist packages and (11) Glasses.
 
The program was initially effective until March 1, 2015, but Argentina passed the Resolution 16/2015 extending the program until December 15, 2015. 
 
However, on December 14, 2015, a joint resolution launched by the Ministry of Production and the Ministry of Treasury and Public Finance (Resolution 1/2015), extended the duration of the program until March 31, 2016.
 
Later, with Resolution 87/2016, passed on March 30, 2016, the program was extended until September 30, 2016. This expiration date was again extended until January 31, 2017, with Disposition 51-E/2016 passed by the Domestic Trade Subsecretary.

On November 21, 2016, Disposition 60-E/2016 extended again the program until March 31, 2017.

The program was again renewed by the Ministry of Production and the expiration date was set on December 31, 2017.

Nonetheless, on December 28, 2017, the Ministry of Production announced a new prolongation of the program until April 1, 2018, but this expiration date was again extended until June 30, 2018.

On July 1, 2018, the program was again extended until December 31, 2018. 

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

153 Sands, pebbles, gravel, natural bitumen & asphalt
2505 Natural sands of all kinds, whether or not coloured, other than metalbearing sands of Chapter 26.
250510 Silica sands and quartz sands
271 Made-up textile articles
9404 Mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing (for example, mattresses, quilts, eiderdowns, cushions, pouffes and pillows) fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material or of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or
940430 Sleeping bags
940490 Other
279 Textiles n.e.c.
5911 Textile products and articles, for technical uses, specified in Note 7 to this Chapter.
591132 Weighing 650 g/m2 or more
591190 Other
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392620 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts)
4203 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather.
420310 Articles of apparel
420329 Other
292 Luggage & handbags; saddlery & harness; other leather articles
4202 Trunks, suitcases, vanitycases, executivecases, briefcases, school satchels, spectacle cases, binocular cases, camera cases, musical instrument cases, gun cases, holsters and similar containers; travellingbags, insulated food or beverages bags, toile
420212 With outer surface of plastics or of textile materials
420221 With outer surface of leather or of composition leather
420222 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420232 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420292 With outer surface of plastic sheeting or of textile materials
420299 Other
293 Footwear other than sports footwear
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640220 Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole by means of plugs
640291 Covering the ankle
640299 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640391 Covering the ankle
640399 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640419 Other
294 Sports footwear, except skating boots
6402 Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics.
640219 Other
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640319 Other
6404 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials.
640411 Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like
295 Other footwear
6403 Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather.
640340 Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toecap
316 Builders' joinery & carpentry of wood
4418 Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled flooring panels, shingles and shakes.
441872 Other, multilayer
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4803 Toilet or facial tissue stock, towel or napkin stock and similar paper of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, whether or not creped, crinkled, embossed, perforated, surfacecoloured, surface dec
480300 Toilet or facial tissue stock, towel or napkin stock and similar paper of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, whether or not creped, crinkled, embossed, perforated, surfacecoloured, surface dec
4818 Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, in rolls of a width not exceeding 36 cm, or cut to size or shape; handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, serv
481810 Toilet paper
481820 Handkerchiefs, cleansing or facial tissues and towels
481890 Other
322 Books, in print
4901 Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets.
490191 Dictionaries and encyclopaedias, and serial instalments thereof
490199 Other
4903 Children's picture, drawing or colouring books.
490300 Children's picture, drawing or colouring books.
351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3208 Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in a nonaqueous medium; solutions as defined in Note 4 to this Chapter.
320810 Based on polyesters
320820 Based on acrylic or vinyl polymers
320890 Other
3209 Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in an aqueous medium.
320910 Based on acrylic or vinyl polymers
320990 Other
362 Other rubber products
4015 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts), for all purposes, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber.
401511 Surgical
401519 Other
363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
3917 Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics.
391710 Artificial guts (sausage casings) of hardened protein or of cellulosic materials
391721 Of polymers of ethylene
391723 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
391729 Of other plastics
391732 Other, not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials, without fittings
391733 Other, not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials, with fittings
391739 Other
391740 Fittings
369 Other plastics products
3918 Floor coverings of plastics, whether or not selfadhesive, in rolls or in the form of tiles; wall or ceiling coverings of plastics, as defined in Note 9 to this Chapter.
391810 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
3922 Baths, showerbaths, sinks, washbasins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats and covers, flushing cisterns and similar sanitary ware, of plastics.
392210 Baths, showerbaths, sinks and washbasins
392220 Lavatory seats and covers
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392610 Office or school supplies
392630 Fittings for furniture, coachwork or the like
392640 Statuettes and other ornamental articles
392690 Other
374 Plaster, lime & cement
2523 Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
252310 Cement clinkers
252321 White cement, whether or not artificially coloured
381 Furniture
9403 Other furniture and parts thereof.
940310 Metal furniture of a kind used in offices
940320 Other metal furniture
940340 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the kitchen
940350 Wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom
940360 Other wooden furniture
940370 Furniture of plastics
421 Structural metal products & parts
7308 Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, lockgates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors,
730820 Towers and lattice masts
730840 Equipment for scaffolding, shuttering, propping or pitpropping
730890 Other
429 Other fabricated metal products
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732410 Sinks and wash basins, of stainless steel
732429 Other
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842119 Other
842121 For filtering or purifying water
842123 Oil or petrolfilters for internal combustion engines
842129 Other
842131 Intake air filters for internal combustion engines
842139 Other
842191 Of centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers
842199 Other
446 Machinery for textile, apparel & leather production; parts
8450 Household or laundrytype washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry.
845090 Parts
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8450 Household or laundrytype washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry.
845011 Fullyautomatic machines
483 Optical instruments & photographic equipment; parts thereof
9004 Spectacles, goggles and the like, corrective, protective or other.
900490 Other
499 Other transport equipment & parts
8711 Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without sidecars; sidecars.
871120 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc but not exceeding 250 cc
871130 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 250 cc but not exceeding 500 cc
871140 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 500 cc but not exceeding 800 cc
871150 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 800 cc

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