ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Apr 2010In April 2010, the government of Argentina announced a change in import duties.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
Resoluci?n General 2815 of 21 April 2010, published in Official Gazette of 27 April 2010 (in Spanish): http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/165000-169999/166529/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 21 April 2010, the Federal Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP) adopted General Resolution 2815 which introduces reference prices on imports of shawls, scarfs, veils, and mantillas originating from various Asian countries. The items figure under the HS-codes 6117 and 6214. The corresponding reference prices range from USD 5/kg to USD 40/kg free on board. Previously to this resolution, no import criterion values applied to these goods.
The new import criterion values affect the following jurisdictions: the Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, China, Chinese Taipei, Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The measure took effect on 29 April 2010.
Import Criterion Values
Argentina introduced reference values of precautionary nature for import goods in June 2005. The stated purpose is to strengthen customs control and prevent under-invoicing. Importers are required to provide guarantees for the difference in duties and taxes if the declared price of an import is lower than its reference price (see '7th GTA Report' and '2014 National Trade Estimate Report'). A list with all current reference prices can be consulted under: www.afip.gov.ar/aduana/valoracion/valores.criterios.pdf <U+200E>
On 6 February 2014, General Resolution 3584/2014 was adopted by the AFIP modifying the goods belonging to HS-code 6213 (see related state acts).