ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Aug 2010

In August 2010, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Official Gazette. (17 August 2010). Resoluci?n General AFIP N? 2893/2010. Available at http://biblioteca.afip.gob.ar/afip/gateway.dll/Normas/ResolucionesGenerales/reag01002893_2010_08_17.xml

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


Inception date: 17 Aug 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 17 August 2010, the government of Argentina introduced reference prices for imports of halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons. Under the new regime, imports of polyester yarn have to be sold for 1.78 resp. 2.10 USD /kg depending on the type.
 
The measure took effect on 17 August 2010.
 
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criteriodecar√°cterpreventivo). The stated purpose is tostrengthencustomscontrolandprevent under-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

AFFECTED SECTORS