ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2012In December 2012, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General of 3428 of 28 December 2012, published in Official Gazette of 31 December 2012: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/205000-209999/206710/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 December 31, 2012, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the importation of certain type of plywood from Brazil, Uruguay, China, Paraguay and Chile, and other Asian and Latin-American countries. The products subject to this measure are classified under the following tariff lines of the MERCOSUR's Harmonized System: 4412.31.00, 4412.32.00 and 4412.39.00.
These reference prices entered into force on 2 January 2013.
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