ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Feb 2011In February 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
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
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