ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Feb 2011

In February 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Resoluci?n General 3025 of 27 January 2011, published in Official Gazette of 4 February 2011: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/175000-179999/178813/norma.htm

Managed Exports and the Recovery of World Trade: The 7th GTA Report (Chapter 4, p. 55): http://www.globaltradealert.org/managed-exports-7th-gta-report

2014 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (pp. 20-21): http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/reports-and-publications/2014-NTE-Report


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

Import tariff

On February 4, 2011, the Government of Argentina introduced reference prices applicable to the importation of spectacle lenses of glass and other materials from China and other Asian countries. The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff line of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 9001.40.00 y 9001.50.00.
 
These reference prices entered into force on February 8, 2011.
 

Import Criterion Values
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature for imported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criterio de carácter preventivo). The stated purpose is to strengthen customs control and prevent under-invoicing. Importers are required to provide guarantees for the difference in duties and taxes if the declared price of an import is lower than its reference price (see 7th GTA Report and 2014 National Trade Estimate Report). A list with all current import reference prices can be consulted under:www.afip.gov.ar/aduana/valoracion/valores.criterios.pdf

 
Update
On 9 August 2011, the Federal Administration for Public Revenue of Argentina adopted General Resolution 3159/2011 modifying the applicable reference prices set on NCM 9001.50.00 (please, see related state acts). 

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