ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Feb 2012In February 2012, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3266 of 2 February 2012, published in Official Gazette of 9 February 2012: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/190000-194999/193964/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 February 9, 2012, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of rubber balloons for entertainment, including magic tricks and practical jokes, from Brazil and China, among others. The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff lines of the MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 9505.90.00.
These reference prices entered into force on February 13, 2012.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valorescriteriodecarácterpreventivo). The statedpurpose is tostrengthencustomscontrolandpreventunder-invoicing. Importersarerequired toprovideguaranteesfor thedifference indutiesandtaxesifthedeclaredprice 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