ANNOUNCEMENT 09 Apr 2012In April 2012, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3301 of 23 March 2012, published in Official Gazette of 9 April 2012: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/195000-199999/195927/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 April 9, 2012, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of tableware, kitchenware, house hold articles, and hygienic or toilet articles, of plastics from China, Brazil, Chile, and other countries. The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff line of the MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 3924.90.00.
These reference prices will enter into force on April 11, 2012.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criteriodecarácterpreventivo). The stated purpose is tostrengthencustomscontrolandpreventunder-invoicing. Importersarerequired toprovideguaranteesfor thedifference indutiesand taxes ifthedeclaredprice ofanimport islower thanitsreferenceprice(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