ANNOUNCEMENT 16 May 2011In May 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
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Resoluci?n General 3108 available at: http://www.iqom.com.mx/documents/0511/DOF%2016%20may%201.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 May 16, 2011, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain woven fabrics of acrylic or modacrylic staple fibers from China, Malaysia, and other Asian countries. The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff line of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 5515.21.00.
These reference prices entered into force on May 16, 2011.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June2005(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