ANNOUNCEMENT 10 May 2018

The Trade Commission of MERCOSUR has adopted new legislation allowing Argentina to set a temporary tariff-rate quota on Alaska Pollock in the form of Surimi.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 15/18. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/68753_DIR_015-2018_ES_Acciones%20Puntuales%20Ambito%20Arancelario_NCM%200304.94.00%20AR.pdf

WTO Tariff Download facility, http://tariffdata.wto.org (Downloaded on 2 June 2019).

Inception date: 10 May 2018 | Removal date: 10 May 2019

Import tariff quota

On 10 May 2018, the Trade Commission of MERCOSUR has adopted Directive 15/18 allowing Argentina to establish a temporary 2% import duty on Alaska Pollock Surimi.

The new legislation affects products classified under tariffs subheading NCM 0304.94.00 for a quota of 400 tonnes. Previously to this legislation, no tariff rate quota applied to this product. 

According to the WTO tariff download facility, the applicable import tariff outside the quota is 10%.

Directive 15/18 only applies to Argentina for a period of 12 months. 

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