ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Nov 2010In November 2010, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 2956 of 4 November 2010, published in Official Gazette of 11 November 2010: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/170000-174999/174875/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 November 11, 2010, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of electric irons from Brazil, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, 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: 8516.40.00. The reference prices took effect on 15 November 2010.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goodsinJune2005(inSpanish:valorescriteriodecarácterpreventivo).Thestatedpurpose is tostrengthencustomscontrolandpreventunder-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