ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Aug 2010In August 2010, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
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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
On 17 August 2010, the Federal Administration for Public Revenue of Argentina has adopted General Resolution 2893/2010 introducing reference prices for imports of Chlorodifluoromethane classified under tariffs subheading NCM 2903.49.11.
The new reference price has been set at a FOB value of USD 2.00 per kilogramme. Previously, no reference price had been established for this product.
This import criterion values apply to the following jurisdictions: the Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The measure took effect on 24 August 2010.
Import Criterion Values
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature for imported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criteriodecarácterpreventivo). The stated purpose is to strengthen customs control and prevent under-invoicing. Importers are required to provide guarantees for the difference in duties and taxes if the declared price of an import is lower than its reference price(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 <U+200E>