ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Feb 2011In February 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3042 of 11 February 2011, published in Official Gazette of 17 February 2011: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/175000-179999/179289/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 17, 2011, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of hats and other headgear from China, Vietnam, and other Asian countries. The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff line of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 6505.90.00.
These reference prices entered into force on February 21, 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