With limited exports, customs raised benchmarks for meat sold in Asia to 44%
With limited external sales and while the refrigeration sector impatiently awaits the government to allow a higher quota of beef for export, the General Directorate of Customs (DGA) raised for the third time of the year reference values to ship these products.
Increases in these floor prices rise to 44% for some frozen and bone-in cuts and average the 18% for products like loin ball. Too much includes a kilo of roast, the so-called garrón and the brazuelo, among other cuts.
Will reign from this Friday 6th August for all shipments to destination in seven countries Asian continent: China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Philippines and Taiwan.
The update was formalized by general resolution 5044, published this Wednesday in the Official Journal. Reference values for meat were restored last January, in order to “identify sub-invoicing operations in exports ”.
Of the entity that directs Silvia Traverso They stressed that the measure is “in line with recorded increases in international prices and documented average values in overseas sales of the various affected products.”
They explained that the reference prices allow “a first check statements in safeguarding the tax interest, as well as to detect deviations from usual values for identical or similar goods ”.
They added, in that they allow “disarticulate tax evasion maneuvers and practices abusive that affect foreign exchange income to the foreign exchange market. They also aim to avoid unfair competition from operators who do not respect the rules ”.
The benchmarks had been completely dismantled in November 2017 and restored To fourteen products since last October as a foreign trade control strategy.
Among the products which already have reference export prices are hides and skins; pears; apples; Garlic; Pork meat; expert tomato; concentrated must; blueberries; powdered milk; onion; dad; raisins; sea bass and beef.
In May, the government decided to shut down beef exports for 30 days, in view of rising domestic prices for the product, which reached more than 80% year-on-year that month, and to halt “maneuvering. speculative “of certain market operators. Subsequently, stocks were partly relaxed, although the
This is when Customs denounced 19 refrigerators for carrying out fraudulent meat export operations, with fines of around US $ 6 million and progress has been made in audits of the country’s 150 largest meat processing plants.
In these operations, under-invoicing and / or non-declaration of operations were detected in 9 of the 10 establishments inspected, said the agency which depends on AFIP.