ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Jul 2011In July 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3142 of 24 June 2011, published in Official Gazette of 4 July 2011: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/180000-184999/184033/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 adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of frames and mountings for spectacles, corrective spectacles, and sunglasses from China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries. The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 9003.11.00, 9003.19.10, 9003.19.90, 9004.10.00 and 9004.90.10.
The measure, General Resolution 3142/2011, modifies General Resolution 3111 (see "Related Measures") and was effective on July 4, 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