International Trade

Argentina and Russia signed cooperation and market opening agreements

On February 8, 2018, the XIII Argentine-Russian Intergovernmental Commission for Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technological Cooperation (COMIXTA) culminated in Moscow, where progress was made in the bilateral relationship between Argentina and Russia.

Progress in the negotiations of the Economic Complementary Agreement No. 6 (ACE 6) between Argentina and Mexico.

On February 6 and 8, 2018, the IV Round of Negotiation for the Expansion and Deepening of Economic Complementation Agreement No. 6 (ACE 6) between Argentina and Mexico was held in Buenos Aires.

Argentina ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement

On January 22, 2018 the Argentine Republic ratified the Trade Facilitation Treaty ("TFA"). The TFA was adopted by the member countries of the World Trade Organization ("WTO") at the Bali Ministerial Meeting in 2013 and entered into force on February 22, 2017.

Public Procurement in Mercosur

In December of 2017, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay approved the Public Procurement Protocol of MERCOSUR. This Protocol shall be applied in accordance with the provisions stated therein and the specificities that each State Part made in the Annexes in relation to the scope of application of the Protocol that includes which entities, goods and services, the minimum value of the procurement, as well as the General Notes for its application.

Entry into force of the European General Data Protection Regulation

On May 25, 2018 the "General Regulation of European Data Protection" also known as "GDPR," enacted by the Parliament of the European Union on April 14, 2016, will come into force.