December 23, 2014 New Argentina Customs Requirements
Effective immediately, Argentina Customs Authorities require that all consolidation shipments tendered to Air Canada Cargo destined to or transiting via Argentina (EZE) must be reported down to the House Air Waybill (HAWB) level.
REMINDER: Consignee's Tax Number (CUIT):
All air waybills destined to or transiting via Argentina must contain the consignee's Tax Number (CUIT) as well as the HCC (Harmonized Commodity Code).
Consignee's Tax Number:
The consignee's Tax Number (CUIT) is mandatory for all consolidation air waybills (AWBs) destined to to or via Argentina (this is not need for shipments that are not consolidated)
Each consignee has a single Consignee Tax Number (CUIT); it does not change for each shipment.
The shipper, forwarder and/or agent are responsible to assign the appropriate (CUIT) tax/passport number to the AWB.
The consignee's Tax Number (CUIT) must be indicated on the source document (on the OCI line of the AWB) to avoid fines and delays for both the consignee and the carrier.