We are the National Agency for Export and Investment Promotion under the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We promote Argentina’s exports and investments by providing support to SMEs so that they can go global and by facilitating productive investment projects along the national territory.

We support the companies along their exporting path

We provide free and comprehensive assistance to Argentine companies and entrepreneurs in order to help them go along the export path from end-to-end and expand their businesses in the international market. We offer different tools and customized counseling for them to know how to address each challenge for their intelligent insertion in the world, which range from their first export to setting up offices in a new market.

We facilitate investment projects

We are the contact point for local and international investors. We promote Argentina as an investment target, highlighting opportunities and promoting niche sectors. We provide assistance to investors when disembarking in the country by providing key information for the development of their business, simplifying processes, removing bureaucratic hurdles and acting as a bridge between the different state organizations in order to make this process more efficient.

Management Board

We have a Public – Private Management Board that fulfills the functions established by our bylaws, including the appointment of the CEO.

The presidency is governed by the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and the remaining positions are represented by the Argentine Confederation of Medium Enterprises (CAME), the Association of Importers and Exporters of the Argentine Republic (AIERA), the Secretariat of Industry, Knowledge Economy and Foreign Trade Management, the Ministry of Productive Development, the Secretariat of International Economic Relations (MRECIC), the Argentine Investment and Foreign Trade Bank (BICE), and the Chamber of Importers (CIRA). Other members of this Board are the Argentine Rural Society (SRA), the Federation of Chambers of Foreign Trade of the Argentine Republic (FECACERA), the General Business Confederation of the Argentine Republic (CGERA), the Secretariat of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises and Entrepreneurs, the Ministry of Productive Development, the Undersecretary of Commercial and Investment Promotion (MRECIC), the Undersecretary of Agricultural Markets (MAGyP), the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Bank of the Argentine Nation (BNA), the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Argentine Entrepreneurs Association (ASEA), and the State Property Management Agency (AABE).

CEO:
Juan Usandivaras

Juan Usandivaras has a degree in International Trade and a Master´s degree in Business Administration from the HEC School of Management in Paris.

Between 2010 and 2012, he served as the CEO of Fundación Exportar. As part of his extensive professional career, he served as the Executive Coordinator of the Argentine Agrifood Export Promotion Project (PROARGEX), under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing; Chief Financial Officer of FONPLATA; Executive Director of the Argentine Foreign Trade Chamber ICC; and Operational Director in the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in the Province of Tucumán.

In the academic field, he serves as professor in the graduate course of “International Negotiations” and “Foreign Trade Politics” in the Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero, and has served as Director of the Graduate Program in “International Business” in the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina.

Contact us

+54 11 5199 2263

Offices:
Paraguay 864 (C1057AAL)
Buenos Aires, Argentina