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Trade in Argentina

Argentina was the world’s 44th largest exporter of goods and 51st largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $88.45 billion and $14.43 billion USD respectively. Argentina’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Machinery and transport equipment. In 2022, Argentina’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Brazil, China and United States, with trade representing 31.65 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Argentina is the world’s 49th largest importer of goods and 49th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $81.52 billion and $21.26 billion USD respectively in 2022. Argentina’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Chemicals. Leading import partners were China, Brazil and United States. Argentina is part of 8 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Argentina – Mexico and Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name





Buenos Aires

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

civil law system based on West European legal systems; note - in mid-2015, Argentina adopted a new civil code, replacing the old one in force since 1871



Number of Time Zone(s)


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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Argentine peso

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Banco Bilbao Frances SA - Buenos Aires, Argentina - SWIFT: BFRPARBAXXX

  • Banco Bradesco Argentina SA - Buenos Aires, Argentina - SWIFT: BBDEARBAXXX

  • Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires SA - Buenos Aires, Argentina - SWIFT: GABAARBA

  • Banco Itau Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina - SWIFT: ITAUARBA

  • Banco Patagonia SA - Buenos Aires, Argentina - SWIFT: BSUDARBA

  • Banco Rio de la Plata SA - Buenos Aires, Argentina - SWIFT: BSCHARBA

  • BNP Paribas Argentina - Buenos Aires, Argentina - SWIFT: BNPAARBA

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

  • Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional

    Trade promotion organization (TPO)

    [email protected]
  • Cámara de Comercio Exterior de Córdoba

    Chamber of commerce

    [email protected]
  • Dirección General de Comercio Exterior

    Regional organization (i.e. Regional secretariat )

  • ProCordoba Agencia para la promoción de las exportaciones

    Regional organization (i.e. Regional secretariat )

    [email protected]

Government MSME Agency

  • Argentine Pavilion


  • Argentine Guarantees Fund (FOGAR)


  • Banco Argentino de Desarrollo (BICE)

  • Banco Central de la República Argentina (BCRA)

  • Banco de la Nación Argentina (BNA)

  • Comprehensive Regional Development Fund (FONDER)


  • Consejo Federal de Inversiones (CFI)


  • Fondo de Garantías Argentino (FOGAR)

  • Fondo Fiduciario Nacional de Agroindustria (FONDAGRO)

  • MSMEs Monitoring and Competitiveness Council

  • Nación Emprende Programme

  • National Fund for MSME Development (FONAPyME)


  • National Fund for Productive Development (FONDEP)


  • National Fund for the Creation and Consolidation of Microenterprises (FOMICRO)


  • National Fund for the Development and Strengthening of MSMES (FONDYF)

  • Regional and Sectoral Development Programme (PRODER)


  • Registro Nacional de la Agricultura Familiar (RENAF)


  • Trust Fund for Promotion of the Software Industry (FONSOFT)


  • Argentine Investment and International Trade Agency

  • Argentine Technology Fund (FONTAR)

  • Banco Provincia de Buenos Aires (BAPRO)

  • Federal Investment Council (CFI)

  • Interest rate subsidy scheme


  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation


  • Secretariat for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SEPyME)


  • Undersecretariat for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Regional Development of the Ministry of the Economy and Production


Copyright Offices

  • National Directorate of Author’s Right Office

  • Ministry of Justice and Human Rights

Industrial Property Offices

  • National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria
    Coordinación de Relaciones Internacionales
    Phone: +(5411) 4121 5353

    Paseo Colón 367 - 5° piso

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Subsecretaría de Políticas de Mercado Interno
    Director Dr. Nicolás D’Odorico
    Area de Obstáculos Técnicos al Comercio
    Lic. Lucía Jorge
    Responsable Técnico
    C.P. Viviana Nora Camaly
    Phone: +(54 11) 4349 40 67

    Avda. Julio A. Roca 651 Of. 423 A
    (C1067ABB) Buenos Aires

    [email protected]

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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