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Key Import and Export Requirements and Taxes in Argentina

Key Import and Export Requirements and Taxes in Argentina

The trading opportunities in Argentina are large and lucrative. The distinct geographical landscapes and range of strong national sectors provide companies with a varied range of potential business ventures. There are many rapidly expanding sectors such as the renewable energy sector that will provide significant investment opportunities for foreign businesses. Hence why forming a company in Argentina is becoming increasingly popular. The current trading environment in Argentina has been made a lot easier with the government’s decision to encourage Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The government does not see a difference between foreign investors and domestic investors - ie. they are treated as equals when investing. There are also several investment incentives and trade benefits to encourage greater FDI. Import and Export - International Trade in Argentina Argentina’s main imports include vehicles, machinery, electrical machinery and equipment, petroleum and natural gas, organic chemicals and plastics. Argentina’s top four import partners are Brazil, China, the EU, and the US. Argentina’s main exports include animal feed, cereals, motor vehicles and parts, petroleum and gas, and soybeans. Argentina’s top four export partners are Brazil, the EU, the US, and China. Not only is there an abundance of trade opportunities in Argentina but there are also numerous benefits for businesses. Benefits of Trading in Argentina Firstly, Argentina is one of the founding members of the Association for Latin American Integration (ALADI). This association is working towards establishing a...

Trade Opportunities in Argentina – Import / Export Buenos Aires

Trade Opportunities in Argentina – Import / Export Buenos Aires

Despite the current volatile economic situation in Argentina, it is nevertheless an increasingly attractive country for foreign investment. A country with a highly educated population and the highest level of English proficiency in Latin America means setting up a company and hiring employees in Argentina is all the more appealing. With the vast and distinct geographical landscapes and the diverse range of natural resources, the trading opportunities for foreign investors in this Latin American country are endless. There are numerous trade benefits for companies looking to do business in Argentina. Being a full member of the MERCOSUR bloc - Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay (Venezuela is temporarily suspended) - Argentina proves to be an even more attractive country for trading opportunities in its fast-growing markets. Negotiations are currently underway for an EU-MERCOSUR agreement which has the potential to open up many doors to yet more trading opportunities. Argentina is also one of the founding members of the Association for Latin American Integration (Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración, ALADI) which intends to create a Latin American Common Market. Furthermore, Argentina has favorable legislation aimed at attracting entrepreneurs and foreign investment. It is home to several Free Trade Zones (FTZs) and also a few Special Customs Areas (SCAs). The principal FTZs are in La Plata, Tierra de Fuego, and General Pico La Pampa. Businesses looking to Incorporate a company in Latin America should investigate trading opportunities in these areas to take...

Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) Argentina – Employer of Record Buenos Aires

Professional Employer Organisation (PEO) Argentina – Employer of Record Buenos Aires

Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world with a highly productive economy, liberal trade policies, an abundance of energy resources and a wide range of industrial sectors. This Latin American country is becoming a prominent figure on the international stage, having hosted the recent G20 Summit. Several policies and agreements have been created to stimulate foreign investment and entrepreneurial activity, just a couple of the many great reasons to do business in Argentina. The recruitment opportunities are increasingly attractive to foreign businesses - the population is highly educated, with a 98% literacy rate, many bilingual citizens and the region has a high rate of student enrollment. Whilst Argentina is currently experiencing great economic strain, steps are being taken to resolve the crisis and the IMF expects the Argentine economy to begin a gradual recovery in 2019 and 2020. In the meantime, there is still great potential for growth in a variety of sectors in Argentina. Listed below are some noteworthy facts about Argentina: Member of MERCOSUR, the South American trade bloc, with the intention of encouraging free trade. Third-largest producer of GM crops in the world. Recent Entrepreneur’s Law (Ley de Emprendedores) aimed at promoting entrepreneurship. Investment policies - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is actively encouraged with foreigners experiencing equal treatment to locals. Creation of the Simplified Shares Company ('S.A.S') - a legislation enabling an easier and less complex company formation process.  21 bilateral agreements with different...

Meet the Team: Argentina’s ‘Mr. Happy’ – Javier Alegre

Meet the Team: Argentina’s ‘Mr. Happy’ – Javier Alegre

Javier Alegre is the Country Manager at Biz Latin Hub´s operations in Argentina. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he studied law at the renowned 'Universidad de Buenos Aires' (or UBA as it is commonly known) and graduated in 2013. After graduating, he worked in a corporate law firm for the Buenos Aires City Government, and later, in a renowned Argentine energy company. The first few years of Javier's career were focused on corporate/commercial and consumer law.  Biz Latin Hub Country Manager in Argentina Javier has proven to be an ideal Country Manager for Biz Latin Hub in Argentina, having a comprehensive knowledge of the local Argentine business environment. His experience working in the law department for companies in a range of sectors has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of the best ways to successfully enter and operate within the Argentine business environment. Combining these factors with the fact that Javier his bi-lingual (English/Spanish), 'Team Argentina' are able to provide tailored guidance to support their client base operating in Argentina.  Javier has travelled (for both business and leisure) to a variety of Latin American countries including Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil. While being a specialist in commercial activities in Argentina, he has been professionally involved with other countries in Latin America, which has contributed to his great general knowledge regarding a variety of jurisdictions in the region. Javier started at Biz Latin Hub in September of 2017, and since then, he has welcomed the challenge and the excitement of...

Why and How to Register a Business / Company in Argentina?

Why and How to Register a Business / Company in Argentina?

Argentina holds huge potential and is full of investment opportunities due to a variety of factors, including: A vast array of natural resources Aliterate and well-educated population Strong digital capability In recent years, Argentina has become an even more attractive marketplace, with the introduction of key legislation creating more business opportunities for both local and foreigners. One great example of this is the creation of a new type of legal entity, the Argentine Simplified Shares Company' (S.A.S) which has encouraged foreigners to begin commercial activities in the region.   Register a Business in Argentina - Why do Business in Argentina? Many foreign companies have chosen Argentina as their prefered Latin America jurisdiction to begin commercial operations, and are reaping the rewards. The business registration process is relatively straightforward when working with a local partner. See below the top 5 reasons that you should look towards Argentina as an attractive place to do business:  1. Qualified Pool of Local Workers: Argentina is an attractive location for foreign investment because of its large population of qualified workers. In regards to employment, hiring staff in Argentina is beneficial as the population are generally very qualified, with many speaking English fluently.  2. Member of MERCOSUR: Argentina, being a member of MERCOSUR has many benefits in regards to international trade. Argentina has free access to a handful of Latin America regions (not to mention their international trade agreements) which creates the ideal location to begin a...

Steps to Create / Set-Up a Branch of a Foreign Company in Argentina

Steps to Create / Set-Up a Branch of a Foreign Company in Argentina

Argentina is one of the largest economies in Latin America and is currently undergoing an economic transformation that will promote sustainable economic development and integration into the global market. With Argentina's vast natural resources in energy and agriculture, the country also has many opportunities to expand in manufacturing sub-sectors and innovative services in high tech industries. More and more foreign investors are looking at Argentina as an attractive place to invest and set up their companies. However, to do business in Argentina you don't necessarily have to form a new company. This article will outline some of the advantages of establishing a branch of a foreign company in Argentina.  Argentina - What Is a Branch Office in a Foreign Country? A branch office is very simple to define but may be more difficult to understand. It is simply any affiliated location to a company or business entity, that is not the head office, meaning that it is the head office that carries all legal responsibility. Despite being exempt from legal responsibility, a branch must have its own capital, its own legal representative and its own legal address and list of shareholders. The cost of setting up a branch of a company in Argentina is between USD$400-500 and must be done before the Public Registry of Commerce. Branch office registration requirements To establish and register a branch of a foreign company in Argentina you will need the following documentation: 1. Qualification Report: This must be issued by a local notary or lawyer. Their signatures must be certified by one...

Types of Legal Structures in Argentina

Types of Legal Structures in Argentina

Do you have a great business idea and would like to commence operations in Argentina? In order to do so, you’ll have to legalize your business and choose the right legal structure according to the type of business activity you will be conducting. This article will provide you with the most commonly used types of legal entities in Argentina. Once these processes are complete, you are free to begin your business operations in this exciting emerging economy. Entity Type 1- Corporation (Sociedad Anónima - 'S.A') in Argentina The first type of legal structure in Argentina is a corporation, which requires a minimum of (2) shareholders. It is not important whether they are local or foreign. A corporation requires a minimum investment of AR$100.000, with a proportion of the company shares of at least 10% - 90%. The Corporation must also have a board of directors of which the majority must reside in Argentina and hold annual shareholders’ meetings in order to assess the financial situation of the company. Entity Type 2 - Limited Liability Company (Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada - 'SRL') An SRL can be formed with a minimum of (2) partners and a maximum of (50), The SRL requires a minimum capital commensurate with the activity to be performed by the company, which is to be divided into stocks. This structure must be administered by a manager residing in Argentina. Similar to a corporation, a SRL must also assess annual statements through a yearly partner’s meeting. Entity Type 3 - Simplified Shares Company (Sociedad por Acciones Simplificadas - 'S.A.S') The Argentine S.A.S was...

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