Customer Advisories and Announcements

Update on Documentation Requirement for Export to Argentina

September 7, 2010

To Our Valued Ro-Ro Customers:

Argentine Customs previously announced a new Resolution Nbr: 2744/2009 requiring additional data to be provided on the Bill of Lading and customs manifest. Please note that this new Argentinian Custom Resolution started enforcement effective on 08/23/2010 for the 11 digit Taxpayer Identification Number and 09/03/2010 for the 6 digit Harmonized Tariff Code (HTS) or Harmonized System Code of Mercosur (NCM). The Resolution has recently clarified the requirements for the 6 digit HTS/NCM code. Please note that for bills that declare 2 or more HTS/NCM codes the highest value code must clearly be indicated. To comply with this requirement "K" Line will begin indicating the highest value code within the Description of Goods in the body of the bill of lading.

The requirements are as follows:

Thank you very much for your business and support.

If you have any questions, please contact your RoRo Customer Service team at:   or 1.866.233.6875, option 1