ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Jul 2011In July 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3143 of 24 June 2011, published in Official Gazette of 4 July 2011: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/180000-184999/184034/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 July 4, 2011, the Government of Argentina introduced reference prices applicable to the importation of certain types of electric apparatus for burglar protection originating from Canada, China, Mexico, among others. The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of the MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 8531.10.90, 8531.80.00 and 8536.41.00.
These reference prices entered into force on July 6, 2011.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June 2005(inSpanish:valorescriteriodecarácterpreventivo).Thestatedpurpose is tostrengthencustomscontrolandpreventunder-invoicing. Importersarerequired toprovideguaranteesfor thedifferenceindutiesandtaxesifthedeclaredpriceofanimport 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