17 Feb 2017
Argentina Further Amends Content Declaration Requirements for Textiles, Apparel and Footwear
The Argentinean government has amended through Resolution 70/2017 the recently revamped sworn statement of product composition (DJCP) requirements for domestically-produced and imported textiles, apparel and footwear. As previously reported, producers and importers of textiles and apparel must provide a declaration with the fibre composition of their products, while footwear producers and importers must provide a declaration with the constituent materials. DJCPs will be generated through the Integrated Foreign Trade System (SISCO) using a unique numeric or alphanumeric product identification code that will be valid for 180 days, up from 120 days previously.
The effective date of the new requirements has been postponed from 4 February to 5 May. Importantly, the requirement for DJCPs to be accompanied by a laboratory test report supporting the fibre / constituent material content declaration of the product has been postponed from 4 June 2017 to 5 May 2018, while the requirement to provide the product identification code in the sales document together with a description of the product has also been postponed until 5 May 2018. Such information must be provided during the first commercial operation subsequent to the importation or production of the good. Finally, DJCPs and associated product identification codes issued in accordance with the previous requirements (Resolution 248/2013) will be valid through 1 November, as opposed to 5 April previously.