ANNOUNCEMENT 20 May 2013In May 2013, the government of Argentina announced a change in export taxation.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3495 of 13 May 2013, published in Official Gazette of 20 May 2013: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/210000-214999/214492/norma.htm
WTO Trade Policy Review on Argentina of 14 June 2013, WT/TRP/S/227/Rev.1, Chapter III (p. 97): http://bit.ly/Q4IU31
On May 20, 2013, the Government of Argentina adopted reference prices applicable to the exportation of lemons and limes to Canada, China, United Kingdom and other countries.
The product subject to this measure is classified under the following tariff line of MERCOSUR's Harmonized System:0805.50.00
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature for exportgoods in 2005 (in Spanish: valores referenciales de carácterpreventivo). The stated purpose is to safeguard the revenue derived from the payment of export duties (see WTO Trade Policy Review).The reference values are based on free on board (FOB) prices in USD. Alist with all current reference values can be consulted under: www.afip.gob.ar/Aduana/valoracion/Valores%20Referenciales%20vigentes.pdf
These reference prices entered into force on May 22, 2013.