ANNOUNCEMENT 06 May 2019

The Government of Argentina has increased the statistical fee set on all imports.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of Argentina. Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. Importaciones. Decreto 332/2019. DECTO-2019-332-APN-PTE - Tasa de estadística. Available at: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/206856/20190506?busqueda=1

InfoLeg. Tasa de Estadística. Decreto 108/99. Montos máximos a percibir por operaciones de importación. Available at: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/55000-59999/56179/norma.htm

Official Gazette of Argentina. Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. Importaciones.Decreto 361/2019. DECTO-2019-361-APN-PTE - Tasa de estadística. Available at: https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/207768/20190520?busqueda=1

Inception date: 07 May 2019 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Internal taxation of imports

On 6 May 2019, the Executive of Argentina has adopted Decree 332/2019 increasing from 0.5% to 2.5% the statistical fee applicable to imports. This duty applies to all imports, including those declared on a temporary basis or under special promotional regimes.

Within the previously applicable framework, imports falling under special promotions regimes such as the Regime of Used Production Lines, Regime of Used Goods for the Oil & Gas Industry, Regime for the importation of Used Goods and Promotional Regime for the importation of assets to be used in Large Investment Projects, as well as capital goods imported to be used in oil and gas non-conventional project and goods imported on a temporary basis for their later exportation, were exempted from this tax.

The new legislation has also increased the maximum amounts to be paid as statistical fees as it follows:

  • From USD 50 to USD 150 in the case of imports with a tax base up to USD 10,000;
  • From USD 500 to USD 2.500 in the cases of imports with a tax base ranging between USD 10,000 and USD 100,000;
  • From USD 500 to USD 25,000 in the cases of imports with a tax base ranging between USD 100,000 and USD 1 million;
  • From USD 500 to USD 125,000 in the cases of imports with a tax base above USD 1 million.

Decree 332/2019 has a temporary character and it is expected to be terminated on 31 December 2019.

The new measure has entered into force on 7 May 2019.

 
Update 
On 20 May 2019, the Argentine Executive has adopted Decree 361/2019 eliminating the statistical fee for imports taking place in the framework of the Regime of Used Production Lines, Regime of Used Goods for the Oil & Gas Industry, Regime for the importation of Used Goods and Promotional Regime for the importation of assets to be used in Large Investment Projects, as well as capital goods imported to be used in oil and gas non-conventional project and goods imported on a temporary basis for their later exportation.

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