Alert! The country’s port workers are on strike again! Beware of exports!

Argentina’s federation of trade unions representatives Edgardo Quiroga announced on April 20, rosario, Argentina port workers will hold a protest in the next few weeks, as part of the salary negotiations. The workers demanded a 40 per cent pay rise, according to the website 58.

Quiroga said, “we are going on a different port facilities in front of the number of days of protests. Before the end of this month we will hold a day or two days in a week’s protests. He added that the specific time and place not notified in advance.”

He said the protesters would not block all the docks at rosario port at the same time.

In Argentina, the pay strikes and protests are common. On June 6th, for example, Argentina’s Labour force organised a nationwide strike. Businesses, even public transportation, have been shut down altogether, causing a total of 15 billion pesos, or about $980 million in losses.

The port of rosario is the world’s most important grain export port, according to 58 containers. It is also the agricultural and animal products processing center on the great plains, and the main industries are food processing, leather making, paper making, machinery and so on. Transportation is developed, with roads and railways connected to all parts of the country. The port is about 16 km from the airport and a daily flight to the port of Buenos Aires.

China and Argentina trade

In the first six months of 2016, bilateral trade between China and China reached $7755.5 million, down 3.6 percent year on year, according to the national bureau of statistics. China exported $24.43 billion, down 17.4% year on year. China imported $53.12 billion, up 4.2 percent year on year. We have a deficit of $28.79 billion.

Argentina customs clearance guide

Lost bill of lading

Argentina lost the bill of lading consignee must declare to the customs law, after the approval of the customs by the carrier or another set of bill of lading issued by shipping company entrusted agency, at the same time to the relevant authorities to submit a statement acknowledging the original bill of lading.

Import documents

(1) commercial invoice. Original and two copies of commercial invoice in Spanish or English. Commercial invoice must include the following content: the place and date, shipment, country of origin, exports to any region, in Argentina, where entry and departure dates and merchant flags, suspended in the name of the unit price of commodity, specifications, packing number and identification number, weight and turnning. All the amounts must be clearly marked on fob basis, cif, fob or cif. All expenses (including shipping charges, freight, insurance, etc.) must be clearly marked and equal to the total cost.

(2) certificate of origin. Proof of origin is required for all importers, or marked by l/c of certificates of country of origin, the original and three copies must be approved by a recognized confirmed by the chamber of commerce. In addition, the chamber may request a copy of its own document.

(3) bill of lading. Argentine customs has no special requirements for the form of bill of lading. The bill of lading should be marked “freight paid” or “freight to port” and the amount indicated. The bill of lading must be written by hand. Air bill of lading for air freight. Bill of lading shall indicate the name of shipper, consignee name and address, the port of destination, the type of goods, freight and other fees listed a table, the bill of lading number and shippers formal notification received the shipment date and the signature.

(4) packing list. The importer shall provide an English or Spanish packing list to the Argentine customs for each package of goods and other required documents for the customs to account. If the goods are shipped in the same commodity, another specification is required.

(5) health certificates. Most agricultural products import must provide health certificates approved by the Argentine consulate.

Import control

Argentina to the owner of the goods and the agent agreement and its termination has the following provisions: foreign owner’s agent must be the foreign investment administration of the relevant departments of the registration of Argentina. A copy of the agent contract must be attached to the application. The agency agreement shall not be used in foreign laws. The court will not enforce the contract if it is to sign a contract abroad to avoid Argentina’s constitution. Under the civil and commercial laws, shippers can terminate their agency agreements on their own. But if the damage is caused by a false suspension, the party to the suspension is liable for it. All agreements, irrespective of a definite term, shall be issued prior to the termination of the act.

4. Storage

The customs shall allow the goods to be kept in the designated warehouse for a year, long lasting to two years. If the goods are not mentioned within the time limit, they shall be sold by the customs for full payment and penalty. After the approval of Argentina’s ministry of economic affairs, it may temporarily import machines, equipment, instruments, molds and samples for special contracts, which shall be approved for six months.

The free trade area

(1) tierra del fuego free trade zone. The goods that are imported from the area and used for local consumption are offered preferential tariff. Up by Argentina’s import to Antarctica region and a few small islands (including the south sandwich islands and south shetland islands) commodities also adopts a preferential tariffs. Goods from the third country to Argentina’s neighbors and through Argentina’s territory are exempted from tariffs.

(2) la plata free zone. The area is located in the north of the city of la plata, 50 kilometers south of Buenos Aires, with ports, airports, roads, railways and infrastructure. Preferential policies are mainly: foreign goods in and out of the free zone are not subject to import and export duties and statistical taxes; Goods may be removed, sorted, sorted and repackaged in the area for transport and storage. Commercial, service and industrial activities in the free zone; The goods may be stored in the warehouse for five years, during which they may be sold, transferred or shipped to the third country; Manufactured goods that are not manufactured in other parts of Argentina, which can be manufactured in other parts of Argentina and so on.

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