Exporting Products to ARGENTINA

Location: Argentina is located in the south-east corner of America, is bordered by Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital and largest city is Buenos Aires.

Is there a trade agreement between Argentina and the UK? No. Currently Argentina trades with the United Kingdom on non-preferential terms.

Argentine national currency: Peso (ARS).

Official language: Spanish.


Shipping from the UK to Argentina

Transit time via air from the UK to airport in Argentina is approximately 1 to 3 days. Argentina's main cargo international airport is Ministro Pistarini, known as Ezeiza, located 22 kilometres of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

Transit time via sea from the UK to port in Argentina is approximately 29 days. Argentina’s main sea port is Buenos Aires.


Export documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Argentinean importer include registration with AFIP. Requirements for the British exporter include having an EORI number.


Top-10 products exported from the United Kingdom to Argentina in 2019

1. Pharmaceutical products
    .................................................................................................$118.8 M

2. Natural, cultured pearls; precious, semi-precious stones;
    precious metals, metals clad with precious metal,
    and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coins
    .................................................................................................$108.8 M

3. Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical
    appliances; parts thereof
    .................................................................................................$66.0 M

4. Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring,
    checking, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus;
    parts and accessories
    .................................................................................................$26.8 M

5. Miscellaneous chemical products
    .................................................................................................$23.6 M

6. Electrical, electronic equipment
    .................................................................................................$20.6 M

7. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    .................................................................................................$18.1 M

8. Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling paste
    .................................................................................................$14.7 M

9. Organic chemicals
    .................................................................................................$13.5 M

10. Plastics and articles thereof
    .................................................................................................$13.2 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Find opportunities to export to Argentina

If you are an exporter based in Britain, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), offers an online data base where you can search for current export opportunities and pitch your products to overseas buyers including Argentinean importers.


If you are an importer based in Argentina looking for British products, we invite you to complete the application form at great.gov.uk to access contact details of British exporters via this tool which is administrated by the UK government. When completing the form, please reply 'Britain Latin America Logistics Ltd' to the question 'Where did you hear about great.gov.uk?'


Import taxes/restrictions in Argentina

Logo AFIP with link to tariff classification site

Visit the official Argentine tariff classification webpage at AFIP to consult the applicable import taxes. If you are based in the UK, you can access the UK official export tool: goods from the United Kingdom to Argentina.


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