ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Nov 2010In November 2010, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 2970 available at http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/1110/DOF%20Argentina%2026nov2010.pdf
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 26, 2010, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of woven fabrics of artificial staple fibers from China, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and other Asian countries.
The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 5516.21.00, 5516.22.00, 5516.23.00 and 5516.24.00.
The measure took effect 26 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