ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Oct 2011In October 2011, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3203 of 19 October 2011, published in Official Gazette of 25 October 2011: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/185000-189999/188651/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 October 25, 2011, the Government of Argentina introduced reference prices applicable to the importation of certain types of machinery for the preparation of meat or poultry from China, and other Asian countries. The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff line of the MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 8438.50.00.
These reference prices entered into force on October 27, 2011.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish:valorescriteriodecarácterpreventivo).Thestatedpurpose is tostrengthencustomscontrolandpreventunder-invoicing. Importersarerequired toprovideguaranteesfor thedifferenceindutiesandtaxesifthedeclaredprice ofanimport 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