Importing Products from 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 Argentina to the UK

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


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


Top-10 product types imported from Argentina to United Kingdom in 2019

1. Food industries, residues and wastes thereof;
    prepared animal fodder
    ................................................................................................$354.9 M

2. Beverages, spirits and vinegar
    ................................................................................................$114.7 M

3. Works of art, collectors pieces and antiques
    ................................................................................................$61.6 M

4. Cereals
    ................................................................................................$36.5 M

5. Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruit, etc
    ................................................................................................$27.2 M

6. Miscellaneous chemical products
    ................................................................................................$24.0 M

7. Commodities not specified according to kind
    ................................................................................................$22.1 M

8. Preparations of vegetables, fruit,
    nuts or other parts of plants
    ................................................................................................$16.2 M

9. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$14.5 M

10. Meat and edible meat offal
    ................................................................................................$12.1 M

M: Millions USD
Source: DIT / UN Comtrade



Where to Search for Argentine products/exporters

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Export Argentina is an online platform administrated by the Argentine goverment. The platform enables buyers to find Argentine products and exporters. Also visit the Argentine Investment and Trade Promotion Agency, the official department in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Argentina.

Import taxes/restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) to Argentine products. This is done by entering either the tariff code or the description of the particular commodity on the site's search tool.


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