In May 2012, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.



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Resoluci?n General 3322 of 4 May 2012, published in Official Gazette of 11 May 2012:

Managed Exports and the Recovery of World Trade: The 7th GTA Report (Chapter 4, p. 55):

2014 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (pp. 20-21):

Inception date: 15 May 2012 | Removal date: 28 Jan 2019

Import tariff

On May 11, 2012, the Government of Argentina introduced reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of flat-rolled products of stainless steel from Taiwan and other Asian countries.
The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of the MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 7219.21.00, 7219.22.00, 7219.23.00, 7219.24.00, 7219.31.00, 7219.32.00, 7219.33.00, 7219.34.00 and 7219.35.00
These reference prices entered into force on May 15, 2012.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature for imported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criterio decarácterpreventivo). 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

On 25 January 2019, the Federal Administration for Public Revenue of Argentina adopted General Resolution 4404/2019 eliminating the import criterion values set on tariffs subheadings 7219.21.00, 7219.22.00, 7219.23.00, 7219.31.00, 7219.32.00, 7219.33.00, 7219.34.00, 7219.35.00 (please, see related state acts).