Introduction from Tim Hanson, Director for Trade and Investment, British Embassy Buenos Aires

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Tim Hanson Business Is Great Photo Portrait CROPI am pleased to introduce you to this guide to Doing Business in Argentina, produced by the Institute of Export & International Trade with support from the UK and Argentine Governments and our bilateral Chambers of Commerce.

This is a great time for UK companies to be doing business with Argentina and to explore the many newly developing opportunities for trade and investment. After a decade of protectionism, Argentina is re-emerging to reclaim its place as one of the world’s leading economies. Since 2015, the Argentine Government under President Mauricio Macri has re-engaged with the international business community and introduced a raft of reforms to improve the business environment and open-up trade.

As the third largest economy in Latin America and with an abundance of natural resources, Argentina presents significant opportunities for UK business. With renewed access to the international financial markets, new major capital investment programmes are taking place in infrastructure and utilities, some under the PPP model. Business and government are working together to improve manufacturing efficiency and competitiveness, and to strengthen supply chains by attracting overseas investment and innovative technologies and services.

UK companies have much to offer. From financial services to advanced rail engineering, from airport design to offshore oil & gas production, from healthcare to education, and from retail to tourism, the UK has complementary technologies, goods and services to support Argentina’s economic growth for our mutual prosperity.

This guide will help you to better understand the Argentine market and to prepare your strategies for new trade and investment partnerships. My team and I, and the wider DIT network across Latin America, stand ready to assist, as does UKEF for export credit support and our partner bilateral Chambers in London and Buenos Aires. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Tim Hanson
Director, Trade and Investment, Department for International Trade
British Embassy Buenos Aires


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