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Inception date: 10 Aug 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On August 9, 2017, the Ministry of Production of Argentina issued Decree 622/2017 reducing from 14% to 2% the import tariff on 274 capital goods.

The objective of this legislative act is to reduce production costs by allowing producers to import cheaper machinery.

The sectors that should benefit the most from this import duty reduction identified by the government are poultry producers, the fruit sector, the paper and textile industries, the publishing sectors, the plastic and rubber processing industry and the metallurgical industry.

Members states of MERCOSUR are not affected by this import duties.




431 Engines & turbines & parts
8406 Steam turbines and other vapour turbines.
840682 Of an output not exceeding 40 MW
840690 Parts
8407 Sparkignition reciprocating or rotary internal combustion piston engines.
840721 Outboard motors
840729 Other
840790 Other engines
8408 Compressionignition internal combustion piston engines (diesel or semidiesel engines).
840810 Marine propulsion engines
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8413 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators.
841340 Concrete pumps
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841480 Other
841490 Parts
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8426 Ships' derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane.
842620 Tower cranes
842641 On tyres
8427 Forklift trucks; other works trucks fitted with lifting or handling equipment.
842710 Selfpropelled trucks powered by an electric motor
8428 Other lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery (for example, lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics).
842833 Other, belt type
842840 Escalators and moving walkways
842890 Other machinery
8709 Works trucks, selfpropelled, not fitted with lifting or handling equipment, of the type used in factories, warehouses, dock areas or airports for short distance transport of goods; tractors of the type used on railway station platforms; parts of the fore
870911 Electrical
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8415 Air conditioning machines, comprising a motordriven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity cannot be separately regulated.
841581 Incorporating a refrigerating unit and a valve for reversal of the cooling/heat cycle (reversible heat pumps)
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841950 Heat exchange units
841989 Other
8420 Calendering or other rolling machines, other than for metals or glass, and cylinders therefor.
842010 Calendering or other rolling machines
8422 Dish washing machines; machinery for cleaning or drying bottles or other containers; machinery for filling, closing, sealing or labelling bottles, cans, boxes, bags or other containers; machinery for capsuling bottles, jars, tubes and similar containers;
842240 Other packing or wrapping machinery (including heatshrink wrapping machinery)
8423 Weighing machinery (excluding balances of a sensitivity of 5 cg or better), including weight operated counting or checking machines; weighing machine weights of all kinds.
842330 Constant weight scales and scales for discharging a predetermined weight of material into a bag or container, including hopper scales
8424 Mechanical appliances (whether or not handoperated) for projecting, dispersing or spraying liquids or powders; fire extinguishers, whether or not charged; spray guns and similar appliances; steam or sand blasting machines and similar jet projecting machi
842489 Other
8476 Automatic goodsvending machines (for example, postage stamp, cigarette, food or beverage machines), including money changing machines.
847621 Incorporating heating or refrigerating devices
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8433 Harvesting or threshing machinery, including straw or fodder balers; grass or hay mowers; machines for cleaning, sorting or grading eggs, fruit or other agricultural produce, other than machinery of heading 84.37.
843359 Other
843360 Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading eggs, fruit or other agricultural produce
8436 Other agricultural, horticultural, forestry, poultrykeeping or beekeeping machinery, including germination plant fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment; poultry incubators and brooders.
843629 Other
843680 Other machinery
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870130 Tracklaying tractors
442 Machine-tools & parts
8460 Machinetools for deburring, sharpening, grinding, honing, lapping, polishing or otherwise finishing metal or cermets by means of grinding stones, abrasives or polishing products, other than gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing machines of headin
846090 Other
8461 Machinetools for planing, shaping, slotting, broaching, gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing, sawing, cuttingoff and other machinetools working by removing metal or cermets, not elsewhere specified or included.
846140 Gear cutting, gear grinding or gear finishing machines
8463 Other machinetools for working metal or cermets, without removing material.
846390 Other
8465 Machinetools (including machines for nailing, stapling, glueing or otherwise assembling) for working wood, cork, bone, hard rubber, hard plastics or similar hard materials.
846510 Machines which can carry out different types of machining operations without tool change between such operations
846592 Planing, milling or moulding (by cutting) machines
846595 Drilling or morticing machines
846599 Other
8467 Tools for working in the hand, pneumatic, hydraulic or with selfcontained electric or nonelectric motor.
846711 Rotary type (including combined rotarypercussion)
846729 Other
846781 Chain saws
8515 Electric (including electrically heated gas), laser or other light or photon beam, ultrasonic, electron beam, magnetic pulse or plasma arc soldering, brazing or welding machines and apparatus, whether or not capable of cutting; electric machines and appar
851529 Other
443 Machinery for metallurgy & parts
8455 Metalrolling mills and rolls therefor.
845530 Rolls for rolling mills
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8430 Other moving, grading, levelling, scraping, excavating, tamping, compacting, extracting or boring machinery, for earth, minerals or ores; piledrivers and pileextractors; snowploughs and snow blowers.
843039 Other
8474 Machinery for sorting, screening, separating, washing, crushing, grinding, mixing or kneading earth, stone, ores or other mineral substances, in solid (including powder or paste) form; machinery for agglomerating, shaping or moulding solid mineral fuels,
847480 Other machinery
445 Machinery for food, beverage & tobacco processing; parts
8437 Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading seed, grain or dried leguminous vegetables; machinery used in the milling industry or for the working of cereals or dried leguminous vegetables, other than farmtype machinery.
843780 Other machinery
8438 Machinery, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter, for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food or drink, other than machinery for the extraction or preparation of animal or fixed vegetable fats or oils.
843810 Bakery machinery and machinery for the manufacture of macaroni, spaghetti or similar products
446 Machinery for textile, apparel & leather production; parts
8444 Machines for extruding, drawing, texturing or cutting man made textile materials.
844400 Machines for extruding, drawing, texturing or cutting man made textile materials.
8445 Machines for preparing textile fibres; spinning, doubling or twisting machines and other machinery for producing textile yarns; textile reeling or winding (including weftwinding) machines and machines for preparing textile yarns for use on the machines o
844519 Other
8446 Weaving machines (looms).
844630 For weaving fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm, shuttleless type
8447 Knitting machines, stitchbonding machines and machines for making gimped yarn, tulle, lace, embroidery, trimmings, braid or net and machines for tufting.
844712 With cylinder diameter exceeding 165 mm
844720 Flat knitting machines; stitchbonding machines
844790 Other
8448 Auxiliary machinery for use with machines of heading 84.44, 84.45, 84.46 or 84.47 (for example, dobbies, Jacquards, automatic stop motions, shuttle changing mechanisms); parts and accessories suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of thi
844832 Of machines for preparing textile fibres, other than card clothing
844839 Other
8451 Machinery (other than machines of heading 84.50) for washing, cleaning, wringing, drying, ironing, pressing (including fusing presses), bleaching, dyeing, dressing, finishing, coating or impregnating textile yarns, fabrics or made up textile articles and
845140 Washing, bleaching or dyeing machines
8452 Sewing machines, other than booksewing machines of heading 84.40; furniture, bases and covers specially designed for sewing machines; sewing machine needles.
845229 Other
845290 Furniture, bases and covers for sewing machines and parts thereof; other parts of sewing machines
8453 Machinery for preparing, tanning or working hides, skins or leather or for making or repairing footwear or other articles of hides, skins or leather, other than sewing machines.
845320 Machinery for making or repairing footwear
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841932 For wood, paper pulp, paper or paperboard
841939 Other
8441 Other machinery for making up paper pulp, paper or paperboard, including cutting machines of all kinds.
844110 Cutting machines
844180 Other machinery
8443 Printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42; other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined; parts and accessories thereof.
844311 Offset printing machinery, reelfed
844313 Other offset printing machinery
844316 Flexographic printing machinery
844319 Other
844339 Other
844391 Parts and accessories of printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of heading 84.42
8475 Machines for assembling electric or electronic lamps, tubes or valves or flashbulbs, in glass envelopes; machines for manufacturing or hot working glass or glassware.
847529 Other
8477 Machinery for working rubber or plastics or for the manufacture of products from these materials, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847710 Injectionmoulding machines
847720 Extruders
847740 Vacuum moulding machines and other thermoforming machines
847751 For moulding or retreading pneumatic tyres or for moulding or otherwise forming inner tubes
847759 Other
847780 Other machinery
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847940 Rope or cablemaking machines
847981 For treating metal, including electric wire coilwinders
847982 Mixing, kneading, crushing, grinding, screening, sifting, homogenising, emulsifying or stirring machines
847989 Other
8480 Moulding boxes for metal foundry; mould bases; moulding patterns; moulds for metal (other than ingot moulds), metal carbides, glass, mineral materials, rubber or plastics.
848079 Other
8486 Machines and apparatus of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of semiconductor boules or wafers, semiconductor devices, electronic integrated circuits or flat panel displays; machines and apparatus specified in Note 9 (C) to this Chapter
848610 Machines and apparatus for the manufacture of boules or wafers
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8472 Other office machines (for example, hectograph or stencil duplicating machines, addressing machines, automatic banknote dispensers, coinsorting machines, coincounting or wrapping machines, pencilsharpening machines, perforating or stapling machines).
847290 Other
461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8501 Electric motors and generators (excluding generating sets).
850152 Of an output exceeding 750 W but not exceeding 75 kW
850161 Of an output not exceeding 75 kVA
8504 Electrical transformers, static converters (for example, rectifiers) and inductors.
850440 Static converters
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8543 Electrical machines and apparatus, having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
854320 Signal generators
854330 Machines and apparatus for electroplating, electrolysis or electrophoresis
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
9018 Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electromedical apparatus and sighttesting instruments.
901820 Ultraviolet or infrared ray apparatus
901850 Other ophthalmic instruments and appliances
901890 Other instruments and appliances
9019 Mechanotherapy appliances; massage apparatus; psychological aptitudetesting apparatus; ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus.
901920 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus
9022 Apparatus based on the use of Xrays or of alpha, beta or gamma radiations, whether or not for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary uses, including radiography or radiotherapy apparatus, Xray tubes and other Xray generators, high tension generators,
902229 For other uses
902290 Other, including parts and accessories
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9015 Surveying (including photogrammetrical surveying), hydrographic, oceanographic, hydrological, meteorological or geophysical instruments and appliances, excluding compasses; rangefinders.
901530 Levels
901590 Parts and accessories
9027 Instruments and apparatus for physical or chemical analysis (for example, polarimeters, refractometers, spectrometers, gas or smoke analysis apparatus); instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking viscosity, porosity, expansion, surface tension or
902710 Gas or smoke analysis apparatus
902720 Chromatographs and electrophoresis instruments
902730 Spectrometers, spectrophotometers and spectrographs using optical radiations (UV, visible, IR)
902750 Other instruments and apparatus using optical radiations (UV, visible, IR)
902780 Other instruments and apparatus
9030 Oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers and other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking electrical quantities, excluding meters of heading 90.28; instruments and apparatus for measuring or detecting alpha, beta, gamma, Xray, cosmic or other ionis
903010 Instruments and apparatus for measuring or detecting ionising radiations
903031 Multimeters without a recording device
903090 Parts and accessories
9031 Measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter; profile projectors.
903180 Other instruments, appliances and machines
483 Optical instruments & photographic equipment; parts thereof
9006 Photographic (other than cinematographic) cameras; photographic flashlight apparatus and flashbulbs other than discharge lamps of heading 85.39.
900610 Cameras of a kind used for preparing printing plates or cylinders
9013 Liquid crystal devices not constituting articles provided for more specifically in other headings; lasers, other than laser diodes; other optical appliances and instruments, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
901320 Lasers, other than laser diodes
495 Railway & tramway locomotives & rolling stock; parts
8602 Other rail locomotives; locomotive tenders.
860210 Dieselelectric locomotives
8603 Selfpropelled railway or tramway coaches, vans and trucks, other than those of heading 86.04.
860310 Powered from an external source of electricity
860390 Other

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