On 15 May 2017, the Boletin Official published Decree 333/2017 (5 May 2017), which reinstates a prohibition (for a period of five years) on the importation for consumption of certain used textile products covered by MERCOSUR Common Nomenclature (NCM) subheadings 6309.00.10 and 6309.00.90, which are presented in bulk or similar packaging. The reason given is that such goods pose a risk to health and public safety and the environment in general, which makes it impossible to carry out effective control over the import and marketing of such used products. Donations of used clothing to certain entities are exempt, but registration will be required.