ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Apr 2022
In April 2022, the Trade Commission of MERCOSUR adopted new regulation allowing Argentina to set a temporary import tariff-rate quota on 6-Hexanelactam.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
MERCOSUR, Comisión de Comercio. MERCOSUR, Trade Commission. Directiva Nº 19/2022 . 05/04/2022. Available at:
WTO Tariff Download Facility (Retrieved on 11 November 2021). Available at: http://tariffdata.wto.org/default.aspx
On 5 April 2022, the Trade Commission of MERCOSUR adopted Directive 19/22 allowing Argentina to establish a temporary 2% import duty on 6-Hexanelactam classified under tariff subheading NCM 2933.71.00. The new duty applies to a quota of 1'200 tonnes. Prior to this legislation, no import tariff-rate quota was applied to this product.
According to the WTO Tariff Download Facility, the applicable average import tariff outside the quota is 12%.
Directive 19/22 only applies to Argentina for a period of 180 days and it is to be adopted before 4 June 2022. Following the GTA's conservative approach, the implementation date of this action was set for 3 June 2022.
The tariff-rate quotas granted by MERCOSUR under the policy framework established by Resolution GMC 49/19 and its updates apply to countries outside MERCOSUR.
In Argentina, since 2014, all Directives adopted by the MERCOSUR concerning import tariff-rate quotas adopted under the policy framework established by Resolution GMC 08/08 and its updates are adopted by a simplified procedure not requiring its publication on the Official Gazette.