ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Nov 2010In November 2010, the government of Argentina announced a change in export taxation.
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Resoluci?n General 2957 of 4 November 2010, published in Official Gazette of 12 November 2010 (in Spanish): http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/170000-174999/174954/norma.htm
WTO Trade Policy Review on Argentina of 14 June 2013, WT/TRP/S/227/Rev.1, Part 4, p. 97: http://bit.ly/Q4IU31
On 4 November 2010, the Federal Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP) adopted General Resolution 2957 which introduces reference values applicable to various types of berries under Mercosur Nomenclature 0810.40.00. Affected are all types of berries belonging to the Vaccinium family which have been packed into boxes with a net weight of less or equal than 2.5kg.
The reference values in this measure vary from USD 6.00to 14.00per kg depending on the period when the good was registered. There are four periods between 20 September 2010 and 30 November 2010. Thus, the measure takes effect retroactively, starting 20 September 2010. Finally, the export price set by the traders shall not deviate by more than 10% from the reference value.
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 fromthe 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