ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Dec 2010In December 2010, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 2993 of 7 December 2010, published in Official Gazette of 14 December 2010: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/175000-179999/176491/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 December 14, 2010, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of 'Long pile' fabrics from China, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian countries.
The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff line of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 6001.10.20.
The measure took effect on 16 December 2010.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods inJune2005(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