Consulado General y Centro de Promoción en Francfort

Trade Promotion


Argentina’s foreign trade policy constitutes a fundamental pillar of the intelligent insertion in the world. Trade promotion activities are aimed at multiplying the opportunities for expanding and improving Argentina's economic integration in the world, boosting the growth of the different sectors of the economy and increasing exports in a sustainable manner.




Trade promotion activities are aimed at the internationalization of Argentine agro-food products, from raw materials and primary products to high added-value products.

Emblematic products of Argentina's exportable offer: oilseeds, seeds, yerba mate, soybean oil, wheat flour, baked goods, beef, poultry, pork, seafood, cheese, margarine, whey, glucose, sweets, chocolates, pasta, honey, tomato paste, canned peas, fresh fruits, juices, dressings, fine wine and alcoholic beverages, among others.

Argentina is the world's leading exporter of soybean oil, lemon juice, peanut oil and pears. It is also a significant exporter of corn, honey, yerba mate, dried beans, sunflower oil and grape juice.

Strategic sub-sectors: Industrialized, gourmet, organic and differentiated foods, beef, poultry, fruit and vegetables (fresh and processed), dairy products, oilseeds (pulses, specialties, peanuts, etc.), fish and wine and beverages.



Trade promotion actions are aimed at supporting exports from all areas of the national productive matrix.

Industry accounts for 30% of the GDP in its direct and indirect contribution to the country's economy. It constitutes a third of the country's goods exports.

Motor vehicles and auto parts are the leading industrial export and account for 12% of total goods exports.

Chemicals, steel, aluminum, machinery and plastics account for the bulk of the remaining industrial exports.

Strategic sub-sectors: agricultural machinery, auto parts, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, cosmetics, electronics, food industry machinery, pharmaceuticals.


Knowledge Based Services

Knowledge-based services (KBS) is a high-tech, labor-intensive, creative and high added-value sector. SBCs represent 6.7% of the gross added-value in the Argentine economy.

The development of strategies and programs is based on the following vertices: software, video games, fintech, agtech, mobile, AdTech, audiovisual content, franchises, entrepreneurs, education, health care abroad, sports, professional services.


Creative industries and cultural goods

The international promotion of the productive sectors linked to culture and creativity is aimed at supporting the commercialization of products and services abroad, the representation of the country in the main art biennials, publishing fairs, music festivals and fairs and markets linked to design and fashion.

Strategic sub-sectors: publishing industry, visual arts, fashion, design, music, performing arts.



Argentina's participation in international fairs is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship and the International Trade and Investment Agency, with the support of embassies, consulates general and trade promotion centers abroad.

In the jurisdiction of this Promotion Centre (Hessen, Baden-Württemberg and Bayern):

AUTOMECHANIKA, Frankfurt 2018 from 11 to 15 September 2018

Automechanika Frankfurt is the most important international event of the automotive industry. Every two years, the latest news and innovations in the sector are exhibited here. At the 2016 edition, the fair set a new historic record of 4,843 exhibitors from 74 countries and was visited by some 133,000 professionals from 170 countries.


Argentine Official Pavilion. On this occasion, Argentina will have a stand of 322 m2 where companies from the automotive sector will participate: car parts, engine parts, body parts, car washing, workshops and service station equipment, accessories and auto parts, among others.


FRANKFURT INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2018 from 10 to 14 October 2018

The Frankfurt International Book Fair is the world's largest publishing event, especially in relation to the purchase and sale of copyrights. The 2017 edition had more than 7,000 exhibitors from 100 countries and received more than 275,000 visitors, of whom 140,000 were professionals from the sector.


Argentine Official Pavilion. In this edition, Argentina will have a national pavilion of 128m2, located in the international area, for the presentation of the publishing houses and their respective collections. There will also be a space for business meetings.



Market Profiles: IN PROCESS

Argentina TradeNet

Directory of exporters of Argentina TradeNet: This Catalogue of Argentine companies contains information on exporting companies, including their contact details and the products that make up their offer of sale abroad.

Access the directory through the Argentina TradeNet search engine.

In order to obtain information on the income conditions of the different products that make up Argentina's exportable supply, it is necessary to know the tariff position beforehand. To do so, you can consult the Argentine Integrated Tariff published by AFIP through the portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship.


European Union Common Nomenclature


Relevant website for obtaining trade information about Argentina

Center for International Economics-CIS


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