Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - Argentina - Textile products and footwear


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6.



Notifying Member: ARGENTINA

If applicable, name of local government involved (Articles 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible: Secretaría de Comercio (Secretariat of Trade)

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above: Servicio de Información (Enquiry point)


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [X], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other:


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Textile products and footwear.


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Declaración Jurada de Composición de Productos (DJCP) (Sworn Declaration of Product Composition (DJCP)) (5 pages, in Spanish)


Description of content: Domestic producers and importers of textile products and footwear will be required to submit to the Secretariat of Trade a Sworn Declaration of Product Composition (DJCP) on the percentage composition of fibres, in the case of the former, or of constituent materials, in the case of the latter, with a view to supporting the veracity of the information displayed on the labels of such products, where appropriate.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: The notified text seeks to adapt existing conditions and requirements governing the implementation of control and verification instruments, so as to ensure that consumers have access to adequate and accurate information on the materials used to make textiles and footwear.


Relevant documents: Resolución ex MEyOySP Nº 850/1996; Resolución ex SDCyC N° 287/2000 (Resolución GMC N° 9/2000); Resolución ex SICyM Nº 508/1999; Resolución ex SDCDyDC Nº 44/2003; Resolución ex SIyC N° 52/2011.


Proposed date of adoption: 6 December 2016

Proposed date of entry into force: 4 February 2017


Final date for comments: 5 January 2017


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