ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Sep 2015

The Trade Commission of MERCOSUR has adopted new legislation allowing Argentina to set a temporary tariff-rate quota on certain shelled nuts.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

MERCOSUR. Comisión de Comercio. Directiva Nº 26/15. Available at: https://normas.mercosur.int/simfiles/normativas/59064_DIR_026-2015_ES_AccionesPuntualesAmbitoArancelario_NCM%200802.22.00.pdf

WTO Tariff Download facility, http://tariffdata.wto.org (Downloaded on 10 October 2018).

Inception date: 19 Feb 2016 | Removal date: 19 Feb 2019

Import tariff quota

On 10 September 2015, the Trade Commission of MERCOSUR has adopted Directive 26/15 allowing Argentina to establish a temporary 2% import duty on certain shelled nuts.

The new legislation affects products classified under tariffs subheading NCM 0802.22.00 for a quota of 1,000 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 6%.

Directive 26/15 has entered into force on 19 February 2016 and only applies to Argentina for a period of 24 months.

 
Update 
On 30 November 2017, the Trade Commission of MERCOSUR has adopted Directive 68/17 renewing the 2% import duty for another 1,000 tonnes. This time, the period has been reduced to 12 months. The new Directive shall enter into force on 19 February 2018. 

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