Argentina tightens trade restrictions screws on mining operators
By Dorothy Kosich
Argentina’s Mining Ministry this week ordered mining companies to prioritize the purchase of local products and services, as well as seek prior government approval 120 days before making overseas purchases of goods and services.
Since February of this year, Argentina has subjected the import of all goods to a pre-registration and pre-approval regime, called the Declaración Jurada Anticipada de Importación. More than 600 product types must now obtain an import license, such as mining machinery and chemicals.