Business in Argentina, Buenos Aires

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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina. Buenos Aires (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Argentine Republic (South America)
  2. Argentinian Economy
  3. Economic Profile of the Argentinian provinces
  4. International Trade of Argentina
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Argentina
  6. Case Study:
    1. Argentinian Automotive Industry
    2. Biotechnology
    3. Software and information technology services
    4. Creative industries
  7. Doing Business in Buenos Aires
  8. Case Study:
    1. Audiovisual industry in Buenos Aires
    2. Arcor Group
  9. Access to the Argentinian Market
  10. Business Plan for Argentina

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Argentinian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Argentina
  3. To explore the Argentinian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Argentinian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Argentinian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Argentinian Market

The Subject “Doing Business in Argentina” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: Business in America, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: American Business, Global Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in South America

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Argentina Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Argentina Study, Master in International Business in French Argentine

Online Student (Master International Business)

Mabel Turk Mabel Turk (EENI Professor) in Argentina.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Argentina
e-Course: Foreign trade and Doing Business in Argentina, Buenos Aires





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Description of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Argentina.

The Argentine Republic (America).

  1. Borders of the Argentine Republic: Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay
  2. Argentinian capital: Buenos Aires
  3. Argentinian official language: Spanish
  4. Argentina has a population of 42 million people
  5. Argentina is the eighth largest country in the World
  6. Currency of Argentina: Argentinian Peso
  7. Abolition of Slavery in Argentina 1853
  8. African Diaspora in Argentina: 0.1% of the Argentinian population
  9. Independence of Argentina from Spain: 1816, recognised in 1857

Main religion in Argentina: Christianity (Catholicism: 38 million, Maronites: 750,000)

Argentina belongs to the Latin American Economic Area of the Western Civilisation

Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in Latin America.

  1. Including its metropolitan area (Greater Buenos Aires), Buenos Aires has 13 million people, one of the ninth most populated urban conglomerates in the World.
  2. Buenos Aires is the thirteenth urban centre with the largest revenue in USD in the World, ahead of Hong Kong, Miami or São Paulo, and its growth forecasts are excellent
  3. Buenos Aires is home to big Argentinian companies.

The main economic sectors of Buenos Aires are:

  1. Creative industries
  2. Software
  3. Pharmaceutical industry

Argentinian Economy.

Economic recession

Argentinian Economy (Master, Course)

  1. Argentina is a Frontier Market
  2. The compound annual growth rate was 8%, below China (10.7%) and India (8.4%)
  3. 1,000 foreign corporations are in Argentina, including 50% of the Fortune 100 firms
  4. The Argentinian Automotive Industry is a key contributor to the manufacturing production and exports
    1. The Automotive sector represented 2.5% of the Argentinian GDP (including the automotive parts manufacturing), 8.5% of the industrial output and 10% of the total exports.
    2. Ten car makers in Argentina: Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Renault, Scania, Toyota, and Volkswagen
  5. The Argentine Republic counts with an extensive competitive food and beverage industry, with total sales of USD 53 billion (31% of total manufacturing sales production) and exports USD 21 billion (30% of the total manufacturing export production)
  6. Software and computer services industry in the Argentine Republic has 40,000 workers in near 1,000 companies
  7. Creative industries are principally concentrated in Buenos Aires (7.5% of the district's Gross domestic product and 8% of the total employment).
  8. Other big cities in the Argentine Republic, Cordoba, Mendoza or Rosario, are also developing the creative industries sector
  9. Significant cumulation of reserves
  10. A fixed monetary policy
  11. A competitive exchange rate
  12. Argentina has significant natural resources
  13. Argentina is a member of the MERCOSUR

Argentinian Emerging Sectors:

  1. Biofuels
  2. Software
  3. TV
  4. New technologies

Foreign Trade of Argentina.

  1. Argentinian exports decreased by 12% (cereals, fuel, energy, industrial manufacturing, slowdown in Brazil) and imports decreased by 11.4%
  2. The Services export sector registered a record-high volume of 12 billion dollars (one of the highest levels in Latin America)
  3. The largest Argentinian trading partners are Brazil, China, Chile, the United States, and Germany
  4. Records of foreign direct investment (FDI) in twenty-five years

MERCOSUR (Master, Doctorate)

Argentina: Economic Organisations and Trade Agreements

Argentina is a member of the MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay), having access to a widespread market with 295 million people and the chance of exporting to and importing from the MERCOSUR economies without having to pay customs duties.

Since the creation of the MERCOSUR, foreign trade between Argentina and the other members of the MERCOSUR went up by 500%.

  1. MERCOSUR
  2. MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  3. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  4. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)
  5. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)

Argentina has signed the OECD anti-corruption measures

  1. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  2. Organisation of American States (OAS)
  3. Forum for East Asia-Argentina (FEALAC)
  4. Summit Argentina-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  5. Africa-Argentina Summit (ASA)

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