ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Jul 2019
The Argentine Government has approved a set of measures to facilitate imports of scientific and technological goods.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Ministry of Production and Employment. Ministerio de Producción y Trabajo. Noticias. "Simplifican el régimen de importaciones de bienes para ciencia y tecnología" Available at: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/simplifican-el-regimen-de-importaciones-de-bienes-para-ciencia-y-tecnologia-0
InfoLeg. Regimen nacional de Ventanilla Unica de Comercio Exterior Argentino. Decreto 515/2019. Available at: http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/325000-329999/325621/norma.htm
On 25 July 2019, the Argentine Executive has adopted Decree 515/2019 eliminating the statistical fee applicable to imports of scientific and technological goods.
Concretely, the importation of live animals, animal and vegetal products, raw materials, finished and semi-finished goods, machinery and equipment made by public scientific and technological institutions are exempted from the 2.5% statistical fee.
Earlier in 2019, the statistical fee applicable to imports was increased (please, see related state acts).
The new legislation has entered into force on 26 July 2019.