According to the U.S. State Department, foreign trade equaled approximately 39% of GDP in 2007 (up from only 11% in 1990) and plays an increasingly important role in Argentina's economic development. Over 450 U.S. companies are currently operating in Argentina and employ over 150,000 Argentine workers. U.S. investment in Argentina is concentrated in the manufacturing, information, and financial sectors. Other major sources of investment include Spain, Chile, Italy, France, Canada, Japan and Brazil.

Perhaps you're interested in establishing a partnership with one of the country's exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with Argentine companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in Argentina. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided in this section will lead you to information that can support your entry into this growing market.

Business Basics

The Market

Cultural Issues