According to the official website of AFIP, it is prohibited to enter through Customs:
- Goods that do not constitute luggage.
- Any type of merchandise with commercial or industrial purpose.
- Firearms, unless authorized by the National Weapons Registry (RENAR).
- Explosives, flammables and narcotics.
- Imported merchandise prohibited for non-economic reasons (health, safety, etc.).
- Franchise and tariff
Each person can take products for a maximum value of US $ 300 without paying anything, which exceeds this amount has to pay 50% of the surplus, we give some examples.
If you travel as a family you can add the franchise, children under 16 only have US $ 150, so a family type would have a franchise of:
- Father: US $ 300
- Mother: US $ 300
- 20 year old son: US $ 300
- Daughter of 15 years: US $ 150
- TOTAL: US $ 1050
How is the surplus paid?
There is a window located next to the Customs pass where one can make a deposit in cash.
What happens if you do not declare what you bought?
Not declaring what you bought is a crime. In the best case you should pay what corresponds to the fine and end up paying double what you should. They can keep the products and also make you pay a fine.
Unauthorized edible products:
Food: home-made products, meats of any animal species, sausages, sausages, hams, honey, dairy products and derivatives, food without identification or label.
Vegetables: fresh fruits and vegetables; flowers and garden plants; fruit, ornamental and forest plants; vegetables and their parts (seeds, roots, buds, etc.)
Live animals: by policy, their transfer is not allowed.
Other products: animal feed, bee products (wax, propolis, etc.), veterinary products (serums, vaccines and others), insects, bacteria, fungi, reproductive material and other microorganisms for research.