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A mutually beneficial relationship

Argentina participates in the substantive work of many of the OECD’s specialised Committees and has adhered to selected OECD legal instruments. As a G20 country, together with Mexico and Brazil, Argentina benefits from the broad OECD-G20 agenda and participates in the development of standards for better global governance such as the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project and the OECD-G20 Principles of Corporate Governance.

In this context, Argentina is strengthening its co-operation with the OECD via a tailored Action Plan, which mobilises OECD support for Argentina’s key reform priorities across 16 policy areas. Argentina presented the plan to OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría in March 2017 during a bilateral meeting in the margins of the Meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.  

To co-ordinate the relationship, the OECD’s Global Relations Secretariat develops and oversees the strategic orientation of this relationship and ensures that the dialogue remains focused, forward-looking and mutually beneficial. Usually, meetings are held between Argentinian officials and experts from OECD countries and the OECD Secretariat on topics mutually agreed on and jointly prepared with analytical studies. Argentina values the opportunity to discuss major policy issues and challenges in a multilateral context and to learn from the experiences of OECD countries facing similar challenges in many areas. In turn, this dialogue enriches the OECD’s knowledge and policy advice, and benefits OECD members and non-OECD economies by enabling them to acquire a better understanding of Argentina.


President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri and the Secretary General during the G20 in Buenos Aires Argentina

“Argentina has begun a new stage in its development that our Government summarises in three objectives: moving towards a country with zero poverty, fighting drug trafficking and uniting Argentinians. This requires strengthening the State’s role as a promoter of sustainable development in different areas of public policy: social policies, education, employment, infrastructure, and value-added tax reform, among others. Argentina is open to international co-operation and looks forward to working closer with the OECD to achieve effective policies in our country to improve the quality of life of our people.”

Mauricio Macri, President of the Argentine Republic

Visit Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Relations & Worship of the Republic of ArgentinaFrom left: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD and Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Relations & Worship of the Republic of Argentina at the OECD, Paris, France.






 Latest OECD publications on Argentina

Book cover of the Argentina Economic Survey 2019

OECD Economic Surveys: Argentina 2019 

Over many decades, Argentina’s economy has been held back by weak policy settings and productivity has stagnated. Recent and additional reforms will help to raise prosperity for all Argentinians in the medium term. Strengthening competition by reducing barriers to market entry and foreign trade has particularly high payoffs. Tariff barriers have prevented a stronger integration into the world economy, which could raise consumer purchasing power, reduce the cost of firms’ inputs and lead companies in shielded sectors to become more productive. 

Read the executive summary of this publication here.


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