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Exporting goods to Argentina, whether it is for the first time, or on a regular basis, can be a challenging experience. There are many elements to consider when shipping to a country such as Argentina.

If you are in Canada or the US and not entirely familiar with the Latin American market, you should consider a cargo shipping company that knows the business culture, the language, the customs regulations and has a proven track record of success when it comes to shipping to Argentina.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN ARGENTINA?

Regulations in Argentina are not only very different from the ones in the US or Canada, communication methods and business etiquette are also very distinct:
Corporate culture in Argentina is relationship-driven. Argentines value trust, honor & camaraderie. They attach great importance to developing personal relationships rather than formal business connections which is the norm in the US or Canada. Therefore, it is important to develop easy going business “friendships” as Argentines may be more loyal to you personally rather than to the company you represent.
Flexibility and spontaneity are also common traits of Argentinians although in Argentina, punctuality is more valued than in other South American countries.
It is also important to consider the language as a possible barrier: Although some English is spoken by the highly-educated business executives, the average person speaks only Spanish.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ARGENTINA (2018)

  • Capital: Buenos Aires
  • Other Large Cities: Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza, Tucuman, La Plata, Mar del Plata
  • Population: 44,494,502 (Urban Population: 91.9%)
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • Time Zone : GMT - 3
  • Currency: Peso (ARS)

ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT ( Source: IMF - World Bank, 2018)

  • GDP: 519.49 billion USD (GDP Growth: -2,5 % / GDP per capita: 11,658 USD)
  • Inflation Rate: 34.3%
  • Unemployment Rate: 9.2%
  • Total Imports of Goods: 65.44 billion USD
  • FDI Inward Flow: 2.28 billions USD (2,3% of GDP)
  • Ease of Doing Business Score (2019): 126th / 190

WHY DOING BUSINESS WITH ARGENTINA IS THE RIGHT DECISION

Although Argentina has a long history of economic fluctuations, it is an ideal market for those businesses that are looking to expand internationally. Its vast agricultural and mineral resources are full of opportunities and a great choice for newcomers. There are also market openings for consuming goods. Argentina is South America’s second-largest economy, with a reviving growth policy centered on boosting domestic consumption and controlling inflation.
As a result, the need for shipping to and from Argentina has been increasing more and more every day. With LAC by your side, you will reinforce your company’s cargo shipping capability to Argentina.
Our experienced professionals are very familiar with the market requirements in Argentina which is very important to avoid delays during the importation process. We provide you with all the necessary tools to break into the Argentinean market, headache free.

ARGENTINA TRADE OVERVIEW

  • MAIN IMPORTS: Vehicles and parts, machinery, electrical equipment, mineral fuels, plastics, pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals, medical equipment, iron, steel.
  • MAIN EXPORTS: Soya beans & oil, Cereals, Transportation Motor vehicles, Gold, Petroleum oils, Crustaceans, Bovine Meat.
  • INDUSTRIES WITH STRONG BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: Agriculture, Mining, Oil & Gas, Rail & Transportation, Healthcare.
  • PRINCIPAL TRADING PARTNERS: Brazil, USA, China, Chile, Vietnam, Algeria, India, Canada, Europe (Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Italy), Paraguay, Mexico, Bolivia, Thailand.

What makes us your ideal logistics partner?

Every country in every continent offers a unique mix of laws, guidelines, customs regulations, documentation requirements, controlled or prohibited goods lists, communication norms, and cultural biases. If you want to be successful in penetrating the Argentine market, you will need a logistics partner that understands the Argentine culture, the business landscape and speaks the local language as well.

Our team of experts offers you superior freight forwarding services and the best rates for your cargo shipping to Argentina. Our combined experience, extensive knowledge; logistics skills and local connections will help you get started on the right foot and make sure that your goods are transported quickly, safely, and worry-free.

We have your company’s best interests at heart, if you want to be successful in Argentina, Latin American Cargo is the best freight forwarding company for you.

IMPORT AND CUSTOM PARTICULARS

If you are shipping merchandise by sea or air to Argentina for the first time, guidance and support will surely be needed, as there are guidelines, prohibitions and restrictions to consider.

WHAT PAPERWORK IS NEEDED FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS TO ARGENTINA?


Documentation requirements vary depending on the category of goods being shipped and can get quite extensive. They usually include: Commercial invoice, Bill of lading / Air waybill, Packing list, Insurance certificate, Certificate of Origin (if required). To avoid delays or hassles when shipping to Argentina, your packing list must be as detailed as possible. Vague wording like “miscellaneous” attracts negative attention and further inspections.

WHAT ARE THE REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS WHEN SHIPPING TO ARGENTINA?


Regulations can be strict on certain categories of goods being imported to Argentina. Prior authorization or special permits may be needed for certain items such as agricultural products, processed foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, or antiques. Prohibited commodities include certain used vehicles, used clothing and accessories, used tires, certainly used machinery and all types of toxic wastes or dangerous residues.

Duties and tariffs are usually based on the total value of the shipment in question, and depending on how well-documented the cargo is, those values could be determined by the judgment of Customs Officials on the spot.

Shipping cargo to Argentina is easier with LAC as we have overcome these obstacles many times and have developed a thorough understanding of the customs procedures.

MAIN OCEAN PORTS AND CARGO AIRPORTS WHEN SHIPPING TO / FROM ARGENTINA

  • MAIN CARGO AIRPORTS: Buenos Aires (EZE), Córdoba (COR), Mendoza (MDZ)
  • MAIN CARGO CONTAINER PORTS: Buenos Aires, Rosario, Puerto Madryn, Zarate, Puerto Deseado, San Antonio Este

Learn more about our freight shipping services to Argentina

Our skills and knowledge in freight forwarding make us your most reliable partner when shipping to Argentina.

Looking for the best way to ship to Argentina? LAC is your best freight forwarding solution!

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