ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Oct 2017

The Government of Argentina has issued a temporary ban on the export of iron and steel scraps and wastes.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of the Argentine Republic. Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. Nomenclatura Común del Mercosur. Decreto 848/2017. Available at: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNorma/173724/20171026

Official Gazette of the Argentine Republic. Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. Nomenclatura Común del Mercosur. Decreto 970/2018. Available at: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/#!DetalleNorma/194884/20181031

Official Gazette of the Argentine Republic. Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. Nomenclatura Común del Mercosur. Decreto 664/2019. Available at: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/217303/20190925?busqueda=1

Inception date: 27 Oct 2017 | Removal date: 25 Oct 2020

Export ban

On October 26, 2017, the Argentine Government adopted Decree 848/2017 introducing a temporary export ban on several metal scraps and wastes classified under Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) 7204.1.000, 7204.21.00, 7204.29.00, 7204.30.00, 7204.41.00, 7204.49.00, 7204.50.00, 7404.00.00 and 7602.00.00 (only the manufactured ones).

The measure is expected to last for 360 days, starting from October 27, 2017.

Update
On 30 October 2018, the Argentine Executive has issued Decree 970/2018 extending for another 360 days the export ban on NCM 7204.1.000, 7204.21.00, 7204.29.00, 7204.30.00, 7204.41.00, 7204.49.00, 7204.50.00, 7404.00.00 and 7602.00.00 (only the manufactured ones). This decision has a retroactive character and entered into force on 26 October 2018. 
 
On 25 September 2019, the Executive of Argentina has adopted Decree 664/2019 extending for another 360 days the export ban on NCM 7204.1.000, 7204.21.00, 7204.29.00, 7204.30.00, 7204.41.00, 7204.49.00, 7204.50.00, 7404.00.00 and 7602.00.00 (only the manufactured ones). The new legislation enters into force on 26 October 2019.

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