ANNOUNCEMENT 14 Aug 2013In August 2013, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 3522 of 9 August 2013, published in Official Gazette of 14 August 2013: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/215000-219999/218509/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 14 August 2013, the Government of Argentina introduced reference prices applicable to the importation of computer keyboards, mice, and trackballs from China, South Korea, Taiwan, India, and other Asian countries. The HS codes in question are 8471.6052 and 8471.6053.
These references prices will enter into force on 16 August 2013.
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature forimported goods in June 2005 (in Spanish: valores criterio de carácterpreventivo). The stated purpose is to strengthen customs control andprevent under-invoicing. Importers are required to provide guaranteesfor the difference in duties and taxes if the declared price of animport is lower than its reference price (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