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Argentina Issues Updated Content Declaration Requirements for Textiles, Apparel and Footwear

The Argentinean government recently updated through Resolution 404/2016 the existing sworn statement of product composition (DJCP) requirements for domestically-produced and imported textiles, apparel and footwear. 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 120 days. The product identification code must be included in all sales documents together with a description of the product. Entities in the chain of commercialisation of the product must request a duly authorised copy of the DJCP from the domestic producer or importer, as applicable.

The updated requirements will enter into force on 4 February, although DJCPs and associated product identification codes issued in accordance with the previous requirements (Resolution 248/2013) will be valid through 5 April. Effective 4 June, DJCPs must be accompanied by a laboratory test report supporting the fibre / constituent material content declaration of the product.

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