ANNOUNCEMENT 02 Mar 2009

In February 2009, the government of Argentina initiated a new anti-dumping investigation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Antidumping measure:


Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 02.03.2009, Secretary of Industry, Commerce and SMEs, Resoluci?n No. 42/2009, Decl?rase procedente la apertura de investigaci?n relativa a la existencia de dumping en operaciones con determinadas mercader?as originarias de la Rep?blica Popular China (26.02.2009):
http://infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/150000-154999/150900/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 21.07.2009, Ministry of Production, Resoluci?n No. 259/2009, F?jase un valor m?nimo de exportaci?n FOB definitivo para operaciones de calzado, originarias de la Rep?blica Popular China (20.07.2009):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/155000-159999/155733/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 22.03.2010, Ministry of Industry and Tourism, Resoluci?n No. 46/2010, Proc?dese al cierre de la investigaci?n que se llevara a cabo sobre determinadas mercader?as procedentes de la Rep?blica Popular China. F?jase un valor m?nimo de exportaci?n FOB definitivo (17.03.2010):
http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/165000-169999/165410/norma.htm
Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 25.03.2015, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Resoluci?n No. 136/2015 (20.03.2015):
http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/245000-249999/245214/norma.htm

Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, 17.12.2015, Ministry of Economy and Public Finance, Resoluci?n No. 1859/2015 (03.12.2015): http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/255000-259999/257012/norma.htm


Anti-circumvention measure:
Resoluci?n 537/2011 available at: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0911/DOF%208%20sept.pdf

Inception date: 21 Jul 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-dumping

On February 26th, 2009, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate an anti-dumping investigation on imports of footwear from China (Resolution 42/2009, 26.02.2009).
The products subject to investigation are classified under the following HS codes: 6401.1000, 6401.9200, 6401.9910, 6401.9990, 6402.1900, 6402.2000, 6402.9110, 6402.9190, 6402.9910, 6402.9990, 6403.1900, 6403.2000, 6403.4000, 6403.5110, 6403.5190, 6403.5910, 6403.5990, 6403.9110, 6403.9190, 6403.9910, 6403.9990, 6404.1100, 6404.1900, 6404.2000, 6405.1010, 6405.1020, 6405.1090, 6405.2000 and 6405.9000.
The investigation started on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on March 3rd, 2009.

On July 20th, 2009, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of footwear originating in China (Resolution 259/2009, 20.07.2009).
The duty takes the form of a mimimum export price FOB of USD 15.50 per pair of shoes. Only sport shoes with soles of materials other than PVC or unvulcanized rubber are not subject to this provisional duty.
This provisional anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day following the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on July 22nd, 2009, and is applicable for a period of four months.

On March 17th, 2010, the Argentinian authorities decided to impose a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of footwear originating in China (Resolution 46/2010, 17.03.2010).
The duty takes the form of a mimimum export price FOB of USD 13.38 per pair of shoes.
This definitive anti-dumping duty entered into force on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on March 22nd, 2010, and is applicable for a period of five years.

On March 20th, 2015, the Argentinian authorities decided to initiate a sunset review of the above-mentioned anti-dumping measure imposed on imports of footwear originating in China (Resolution 136/2015, 20.03.2015).
This follows the request lodged on December 22nd, 2014 by the Argentinian Chamber of the Shoe Industry (Cámara de la Industria del Calzado).
The existing anti-dumping duty imposed Resolution 46/2010 remains in force during the review.
The investigation started on the day of the publication of the resolution in the Official Journal of the Argentinian Republic, i.e. on March 25th, 2015.
 
On 17 December 2015, the Argentinian authorities decided to extend the definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of the above-mentioned products originating in China following the conclusion of a sunset review (Resolution 1859/2015). The rate of definitive duty imposed by Resolución No. 46/2010, as seen above, is maintained and applicable for a period of five years.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 08 Sep 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Anti-circumvention

On September 8th, 2011, the Government of Argentina determined that the importation of certain footwear from China are circumventing anti-dumping duties by being declared as originated in Malaysia. Because of the above, the Argentinean authorities resolved to apply an anti-dumping duty of 13.38 US dollars per pair to the importation of this kind of footwear from Malaysia.
In accordance with Argentinean legislation, in case of doubt on the validity of the certificates, or the veracity of the information contained in the certificates of origin that are required by Argentina, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, can initiate a process of verification of non-preferential origin for those goods whose imports are subject to the implementation of trade policy measures such as anti-dumping duties, countervailing duties, specific duties, or safeguard measures.
The products circumventing the anti-dumping duties are classified under the following tariff code of the MERCOSUR Harmonized System: 6404.19.00 and 6404.99.90.