The Republic of Argentina is a South American country with an area of 2,780,400 sq.kms and nearly 44,5 million people, a GDP of US$545,9 billion and sharing its borders with Chile to the west, Bolivia to the northwest, Paraguay to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the far south (source : France Diplomatie, 2016).
Argentina has the second largest economy in South America behind Brazil. The country boasts considerable agricultural resources (soy and derivatives) which occupy a prominent place in its trade. Argentina has a strong regional base, with its main trading partners being the other Mercosur countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela).
The United States also remains a major trading partner, while the European Union ranks third among the country’s suppliers behind China and Brazil – with two member states, Germany and France, among the top ten Argentinian suppliers.
France is part of the Argentinian economic landscape and has close to 250 companies operating in the country. These companies have a strong presence in agri-food, automotive production, hydrocarbons, retail, health and cosmetics.
In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Argentinian market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.