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NEW REGULATIONS TO BE APPLIED TO OCEAN INBOUND CARGO TO ARGENTINA EFFECTIVE JUNE 01.

From 01-Jun-2010, Argentinian customs imposes new regulations on all ocean inbound shipments. In order to ensure that your freight is not held at the Argentine Customs, please follow the below instructions which are required as per New regulation:

- No changes required to the commercial invoice

- MBL and HBL/s must show consignee’s CUIT number. It is the unique tax identification code. These numbers should be provided by shipper or AR CS department and must be stated/shown in the field “consignee”.

CUIT  is the Argentinian national identification number for for taxpaying purposes,  (Código Único de Identificación Tributaria).   The first two digits to identify the CUIT for companies are for instance: 30 or 33. The CUIT was needed because a different identification is required for companies, who cannot be identified by a DNI number.

- For all LCL & FCL Ocean Import Shipments with destination Argentina, it will be mandatory to add in the Master Bill of Lading the phrase  “Consolidated Cargo” . This phrase must be stated/shown in the field “description of packages & goods”  in the MBL.

- The HBL must include the cargos HTS / NCM code. Minimum 6 digits required. If multiple goods, the greater invoice value to be applied. HTS code must be provided by shipper.

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