In July 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.



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Resoluci?n General 3155 of 22 July 2011, published in Official Gazette of 29 July 2011:

Managed Exports and the Recovery of World Trade: The 7th GTA Report (Chapter 4, p. 55):

2014 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (pp. 20-21):

Inception date: 02 Aug 2011 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On July 29, 2011, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of toys, games, playing cards, Christmas trees and balloons from China and other Asian countries.
The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 9503.00.10, 9503.00.21, 9503.00.22, 9503.00.31, 9503.00.39, 9503.00.60, 9503.00.80, 9503.00.91, 9503.00.97, 9503.00.98, 9503.00.99, 9504.40.00, 9504.90.90, 9505.10.00 and 9505.90.00.
These reference prices were effective on August 2, 2011.

Import Criterion Values
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature for imported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criterio de carácter preventivo). The stated purpose is to strengthen customs control and prevent under-invoicing. Importers are required to provide guarantees for the difference in duties and taxes if the declared price of an import is lower than its reference price (see 7th GTA Report and 2014 National Trade Estimate Report). A list with all current import reference prices can be consulted under
On 9 February 2012, the AFIP adopted General Resolution 3266/2011 modifying the applicable reference prices on balloons (please, see related state acts).