ANNOUNCEMENT 11 May 2012In May 2012, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3322 of 4 May 2012, published in Official Gazette of 11 May 2012: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/195000-199999/197250/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 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 enteredinto force on May 15, 2012.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criterio decarácterpreventivo). The stated purpose is to strengthencustomscontrolandprevent under-invoicing. Importersarerequired toprovideguaranteesfor the difference indutiesand taxes ifthedeclaredprice of animport 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