Argentina Increases Import Tariff Rates on 100 products

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Posted on: 5 Feb 2013

Argentina increased import duties under the Common External Tariff (CET) of Mercosur for 100 products including agricultural products.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 1/24/2013 GAIN Report Number: Argentina Post: Buenos Aires Argentina Increases Import Tariff Rates on 100 products Report Categories: Agricultural Situation Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Certification Approved By: Brooke A. Markley Prepared By: Andrea Yankelevich Report Highlights: Argentina increased import duties under the Common External Tariff (CET) of Mercosur for 100 products including agricultural products. General Information: Argentina – New Decree Increasing Import Tariffs On January 22, 2012, Argentina issued Decree 25/2013 increasing import duties under the Common External Tariff (CET) of Mercosur for 100 products including over a dozen agricultural products. The list had been anticipated since July 2012 after the Mercosur customs union agreed that member countries would raise import duties on 100 tariff lines of their choosing up to their bound rates. Brazil presented its list several months ago, Paraguay is momentarily suspended from Mercosur, and Uruguay has a more open policy and has not presented its list yet. The rates will be effective immediately through December 2014, with the option for annual renewal. In addition to agricultural products, the list also includes food processing machinery, agricultural equipment, equipment for mining and petroleum, computers, tires for all types of vehicles, sunglasses, motorcycles, cosmetics, personal hygiene, plastic and textiles. Agricultural products affected under this Decree are: HS Previous Applied New Applied Code Product Tariff Rate Tariff Rate 0810.50 Fresh Kiwifruit 10% 35% 0901.21 Roasted Coffee (excl. decaff.) 10% 35% Seeds of forage (excl. cereals, sugar beet, 1209.29 alfalfa, clover, etc) 0% 35% 1516.20 Vegetable fats & oils and their fractions 10% 35% Edible mixtures or prep. Of animal or veg. 1517.90 fats or oils 12% 35% Prep. Or preserved tunas, skipjack or Atlantic 1604.14 bonito 16% 35% Prepared or preserved fish (excl whole or in 1604.20 pieces) 16% 35% Tomatoes, prep. Or preserved. otherwise than 2002.90 vinegar/acetic 14% 35% Mushrooms prep. Or preserved otherwise 2003.10 than vinegar/acetic 14% 35% 2008.20 Pineapples, prep or preserved. 14% 35% 2106.90 Food Preparations n.e.s. 18% 22% Non alcoh. Bev (excl. water, fruit/veg juices 2202.90 & milk) 20% 35% 2208.30 Whiskies 20% 35% Prep. Used in animal feeding(excl cat/dog for 2309.90 retail) 14% 20% 2401.10 Tobacco, unstemmed or 14% 35% unstripped 4411.92 Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous material 10% 35% 4421.90 Other articles of wood n.e.s. 14% 35%
Posted: 05 February 2013

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