ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Jun 2022

In June 2022, the government of Argentina approved import criterion values for electric accumulators imported from certain American and Asian markets.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 2 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of the Republic of Argentina. Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina. Administración Federal de los Ingresos Públicos. Dirección General de Aduanas. "Resolución General 5200/2022, RESOG-2022-5200-E-AFIP-AFIP - Importación. Valores criterio de carácter preventivo. Resolución General Nº 2.730 y su modificatoria. Norma complementaria. Acumuladores". 06/06/2022. Available at:
https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/263930/20220606?busqueda=1

Administración Federal de los Ingresos Públicos. Federal Administration of Public Income. Press release. "La Aduana amplía el alcance de herramientas de fiscalización de las importaciones". 05/06/2022. Available at:
https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/la-aduana-amplia-el-alcance-de-herramientas-de-fiscalizacion-de-las-importaciones

InfoLeg. Nota Externa 91/2008 DIRECCION GENERAL DE ADUANAS. 20/10/2008. Available at:
http://servicios.infoleg.gob.ar/infolegInternet/verNorma.do?id=146042

Inception date: 08 Jun 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 6 June 2022, the Federal Public Revenue Administration adopted General Resolution 5200/2022 establishing import criterion values on new specifications of electric accumulators classified under tariff subheading NCM 8507.10.10 imported from certain Asian markets. General Resolution 5200/2022 entered into force on 8 June 2022, two working days following its publication on the official gazette.

In particular, the import reference prices were set at FOB values of USD 4.30 or USD 7.75 per unit, depending on the specific product description. The measure also replaces External Note DGA 91/2008 of October 2008 which set the import criterion values for different product specifications and markets classified under the same NCM. 

Notably, this price is only applicable to imports from the following jurisdictions: China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Import criterion values for other product specifications and markets were also established (see related intervention). 

According to the press release, the Resolution targets "22 different types of car batteries" and it aims to tackle "manoeuvres that until now were not reached by the tool used to avoid abusive foreign trade practices" (own translation). 

 

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Inception date: 08 Jun 2022 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 6 June 2022, the Federal Public Revenue Administration adopted General Resolution 5200/2022 establishing import criterion values on electric accumulators classified under tariff subheading NCM 8507.10.90 imported from certain American and Asian markets. General Resolution 5200/2022 entered into force on 8 June 2022, two working days following its publication on the official gazette.

In particular, the import reference prices were set at FOB values ranging between USD 8.61 or USD 162.11 per unit, depending on the specific product description. The measure also replaces External Note DGA 91/2008 of October 2008 which set the import criterion values for different product specifications and markets classified under the same NCM.

Notably, this price is only applicable to imports from the following jurisdictions: Brazil, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, North Korea, Ecuador, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay, and Vietnam. Import criterion values for other product specifications and markets were also established (see related intervention). 

According to the press release, the Resolution targets "22 different types of car batteries" and it aims to tackle "manoeuvres that until now were not reached by the tool used to avoid abusive foreign trade practices" (own translation).