ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Sep 2012In September 2012, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3383 of 6 September 2012, published in Official Gazette of 13 September 2012: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/200000-204999/202032/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 September 13, 2012, the Government of Argentina introduced reference prices applicable to the importation of certain toilet and kitchen linen from Brazil, China, Uruguay, and other Asian and Latin-American countries. The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff line of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 6302.60.00.
These reference prices are effective on September 17, 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. Importers arerequired toprovideguaranteesfor the difference in dutiesand taxes ifthedeclaredprice of animport is lower than itsreferenceprice(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