Trade Compliance in Argentina

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International Conventions
Member of World Trade Organisation
Party to the Kyoto Protocol
Party to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Party to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
Party to the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls For Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
Party of the International Coffee Agreement 2001
Main International Economic Cooperation
Founder Member of Mercosur
Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
The country have signed a trade agreement with 21 other countries in the São Paulo Round of the Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
Party of the ATA Convention on Temporary Admissions and Use of the Carnets

As a Reminder, the ATA is a System Allowing the Free Movement of Goods Across Frontiers and Their Temporary Admission Into a Customs Territory With Relief From Duties and Taxes. The Goods Are Covered By a Single Document Known as the ATA Carnet That is Secured By an International Guarantee System.
Look Up the Other Member Countries And Read the Web Pages of the World Customs Organization Devoted to the ATA Carnet.
Party of the TIR Convention

As a Reminder, the TIR Convention and its Transit Regime Contribute to the Facilitation of International Transport, Especially International Road Transport, Not Only in Europe and the Middle East, But Also in Other Parts of the World, Such as Africa and Latin America.
The UNCTAD Website Allows You to Read the TIR Convention, See the List of Member Countries And to Find Further Information.
Accompanying Documents For Imports
Goods shipped to Argentina must be accompanied by the following documents:
- the Single Administrative Document (SAD)
- the commercial invoice (in 5 copies, preferably in Spanish);
- a phytosanitary certificate (necessary for fruit, vegetables, seeds and other plants);
- a health certificate (necessary for meat);
- a certificate of origin (necessary for certain products like shoes, clothing items or clothes);
- a certificate of analysis (necessary for alcoholic drinks and pharmaceutical products);
- a certificate of freesale for cosmetics;
- the transport documents and packing list.
Free Zones
Free Zone of Tucuman
Free Zone of Mendoza
Free Zone of Cordoba
Free Zone of America
Free Zone of Bahia Blanca
Free Zone of Comodoro Rivadavia
Free Zone of Rio Negro
Free Zone of Santa Fe
Free Zone of General Pico
Free Zone of San Luis
For Further Information
Aduana Argentina Resource Center for the foreign trade
Secretaría de Comercio y Relaciones Económicas Internacionales (Ministry of Trade and International Economic Relations)
Non Tariff Barriers
Argentina is a member of MERCOSUR (Mercado Comun del Sur which brings together Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela), and whose aim is to create a free trade area, a common foreign tariff and an area of free movement of goods, services, capital and persons. Customs duties between the member countries were theoretically abolished in 1994, with many exceptions however, according to the  Regimen de adecuacion (in Spanish) (Adaptation Regime). Certain products are protected such as sugar, textiles, steel, cars and car parts. This protectionism is applied through Customs restrictions and high Customs duties.
Sectors or Products For Which Commercial Disagreements Have Been Registered With the WTO
Tiles, ceramics, poultry, cotton.
Assessment of Commercial Policy
Argentina and the WTO , World Trade Organisation
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the United States
Barriers to exchanges, inventoried by the EU
Sanitary and phytosanitary barriers, inventoried by the EU
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