Will this time be different for Argentina’s import restrictions?
After a gradual process of import liberalization during the Macri administration, it is no secret that Argentina is turning more protectionist again under President Alberto Fernández. Although some changes are yet to be announced, business leaders have been holding multiple meetings with the Ministry of Productive Development over the return of many non-automatic licenses for imports, among other reforms.
DJAIs vs. Non-automatic licenses
Many believe this means a return to the very strict control system implemented during the late Kirchnerite years, based around the Advanced Import Sworn Statements (DJAIs).