ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Feb 2011In February 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3026 of 27 January 2011, published in Official Gazette of 9 February 2011: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/175000-179999/179010/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 9, 2011, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of slide fasteners and parts thereof from Brazil, China, and other Asian and Latin-American countries. The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff line of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 9607.11.00 and 9607.20.00.
These reference prices entered into force on February 11, 2011.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimportedgoodsinJune2005(inSpanish:valorescriteriodecarácterpreventivo).Thestatedpurpose istostrengthencustomscontrolandpreventunder-invoicing. Importersarerequired toprovideguaranteesforthedifferenceindutiesandtaxesifthedeclaredpriceofanimport islowerthanitsreferenceprice(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