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: 15 Oct 2015 | Removal date: 28 Jan 2016
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

On October 14, 2015, the Trade Secretariat of the Argentine Ministry of Economy and Public Finances issued Resolution 420/2015 establishing the compulsory audit of headings of all food, beverages, drinkable food, perfumery, grooming, personal care and household cleaning products suitable for human consumption and manipulation that wanted to be commercialised in the territory of Argentina. The measure affected all tariff lines included in chapters 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 34; and 38 of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (i.e. NCM).

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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
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.)
160419 Other
160420 Other prepared or preserved fish
1605 Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved.
160529 Other
160553 Mussels
160556 Clams, cockles and arkshells
160559 Other
213 Prepared & preserved vegetables, pulses & potatoes
2002 Tomatoes prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid.
200210 Tomatoes, whole or in pieces
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)
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
200860 Cherries
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
200929 Other
200949 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.
170211 Containing by weight 99 % or more lactose, expressed as anhydrous lactose, calculated on the dry matter
170219 Other
170240 Glucose and glucose syrup, containing in the dry state at least 20 % but less than 50 % by weight of fructose, excluding invert sugar
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.
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
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.
180620 Other preparations in blocks, slabs or bars weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg
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
190190 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
210220 Inactive yeasts; other singlecell microorganisms, dead
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
220840 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugarcane products
220860 Vodka
220890 Other
242 Wines
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 20.09.
220410 Sparkling wine
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.
220290 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
3823 Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining; industrial fatty alcohols.
382311 Stearic acid
382319 Other
382370 Industrial fatty alcohols
344 Activated natural mineral products incl. acids, oils and tar
3802 Activated carbon; activated natural mineral products; animal black, including spent animal black.
380290 Other
3806 Rosin and resin acids, and derivatives thereof; rosin spirit and rosin oils; run gums.
380630 Ester gums
380690 Other
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3808 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphurtreated bands, wi
380891 Insecticides
380892 Fungicides
380893 Herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators
380894 Disinfectants
351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3814 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
381400 Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers.
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3401 Soap; organic surfaceactive products and preparations for use as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, whether or not containing soap; organic surfaceactive products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or c
340111 For toilet use (including medicated products)
340120 Soap in other forms
340130 Organic surfaceactive products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap
3402 Organic surfaceactive agents (other than soap); surfaceactive preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of heading 34.01.
340211 Anionic
340212 Cationic
340213 Nonionic
340219 Other
340220 Preparations put up for retail sale
340290 Other
3404 Artificial waxes and prepared waxes.
340490 Other
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3403 Lubricating preparations (including cuttingoil preparations, bolt or nut release preparations, antirust or anticorrosion preparations and mould release preparations, based on lubricants) and preparations of a kind used for the oil or grease treatment o
340319 Other
340391 Preparations for the treatment of textile materials, leather, furskins or other materials
340399 Other
3802 Activated carbon; activated natural mineral products; animal black, including spent animal black.
380210 Activated carbon
3809 Finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the dyeing or fixing of dyestuffs and other products and preparations (for example, dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included
380991 Of a kind used in the textile or like industries
380992 Of a kind used in the paper or like industries
380993 Of a kind used in the leather or like industries
3810 Pickling preparations for metal surfaces; fluxes and other auxiliary preparations for soldering, brazing or welding; soldering, brazing or welding powders and pastes consisting of metal and other materials; preparations of a kind used as cores or coatings
381010 Pickling preparations for metal surfaces; soldering, brazing or welding powders and pastes consisting of metal and other materials
381090 Other
3811 Antiknock preparations, oxidation inhibitors, gum inhibitors, viscosity improvers, anticorrosive preparations and other prepared additives, for mineral oils (including gasoline) or for other liquids used for the same purposes as mineral oils.
381119 Other
381121 Containing petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals
381190 Other
3812 Prepared rubber accelerators; compound plasticisers for rubber or plastics, not elsewhere specified or included; antioxidising preparations and other compound stabilisers for rubber or plastics.
381230 Antioxidising preparations and other compound stabilisers for rubber or plastics
3815 Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations, not elsewhere specified or included.
381511 With nickel or nickel compounds as the active substance
381512 With precious metal or precious metal compounds as the active substance
381519 Other
381590 Other
3817 Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than those of heading 27.07 or 29.02.
381700 Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than those of heading 27.07 or 29.02.
3819 Hydraulic brake fluids and other prepared liquids for hydraulic transmission, not containing or containing less than 70 % by weight of petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
381900 Hydraulic brake fluids and other prepared liquids for hydraulic transmission, not containing or containing less than 70 % by weight of petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals.
3820 Antifreezing preparations and prepared deicing fluids.
382000 Antifreezing preparations and prepared deicing fluids.
3821 Prepared culture media for the development or maintenance of microorganisms (including viruses and the like) or of plant, human or animal cells.
382100 Prepared culture media for the development or maintenance of microorganisms (including viruses and the like) or of plant, human or animal cells.
3822 Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 30.02 or 30.06; certified reference materials.
382200 Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 30.02 or 30.06; certified reference materials.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382440 Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes
382460 Sorbitol other than that of subheading 2905.44
382474 Containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), whether or not containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
382478 Containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)
382490 Other
373 Refractory products & structural non-refractory clay products
3816 Refractory cements, mortars, concretes and similar compositions, other than products of heading 38.01.
381600 Refractory cements, mortars, concretes and similar compositions, other than products of heading 38.01.
379 Other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
3801 Artificial graphite; colloidal or semicolloidal graphite; preparations based on graphite or other carbon in the form of pastes, blocks, plates or other semimanufactures.
380110 Artificial graphite
380130 Carbonaceous pastes for electrodes and similar pastes for furnace linings
380190 Other

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