Comprehensive Advice on Foreign Trade
Our team of professionals handles all inquiries related to foreign trade, providing a tailored and personal service, which is a unique feature of our organization. We analyze each case in particular and offer advice on the following areas: Customs Activities, Calculation of Costs, Logistics, Interaction with Service Providers; Port, Tax and Bank-related matters, and other areas of interest related to importing.
For the purpose of improving and optimizing the conditions for the import activity, we carry out initiatives before different state bodies, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, the Ministry of Production and Work, the Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP), the General Directorate of Customs, the General Administration of Ports, or other organizations such as the National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Devices (ANMAT) and the National Service for Health and Food Quality (SENASA), among others.
At CIRA we have created a service for the effective recovery of customs guarantees (covering every kind) that have been duly released by the General Directorate of Customs (DGA) or are undergoing internal customs procedures that have expired. The service encompasses everything from keeping the importer updated on the status and/or availability of such guarantees to taking specific actions to recover those documents on their behalf.
Our members have access to our databases with information on tariffs and taxes for all products and on import legislation.
Dissemination of Technical, General and Sector-Specific Information
Content and analysis by specialists and CIRA’s team.
COMISSIONS BY SECTOR
Since January 2017, the Commission on Customs Affairs handles technical, regulatory and operative issues. In response to inquiries from our members, we carry out a thorough analysis and establish causes and solutions.
We inform about current legislation and regulations in order for importers to optimize times and processes, as part of the trade facilitation initiative promoted by different international organizations. We join the trend of modernizing customs procedures and previous procedures.
We put forward solutions that lead to sustained improvement and suggest reforms based on technical grounds at all times.
We communicate the latest customs-related news that may be relevant to the international trade business and we regularly meet with different authorities, understanding the importance of this interaction and synergy within the public-private framework.
The Commission on Textile Products and Footwear gathers more than fifty companies that actively participate in meetings of the industry. These gatherings are a space for businesses of various kinds to exchange ideas and opinions, share problems and solve them.
We are in regular contact with authorities of each official department who have influence and legislate on matters related to our activity. We share our suggestions with them, identify problems in the current regulations and propose solutions.
We believe it is vital that more companies join us, for the help they can receive from us and because their contribution provides us with a more complete picture of the difficulties affecting the entire sector.
We created this commission in 1998 and since then we have represented a number of companies in the sector: Electrical Safety, Energy Efficiency, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, among others. We are in permanent dialogue with national authorities and participate in forums, commissions and meetings related to this area, such as the Multicameral Empresaria de Seguridad Eléctrica (MESE) and the National Electrical Safety Board (CONSE), where issues related to rules, regulations and procedures are discussed.
Training is a key tool to increase knowledge and stay up-to-date with more modern and transparent procedures regarding foreign trade. Experts, businessmen, scholars and representatives from major organizations take part in the training sessions and talks organized by our institution.
CIRA is an institution that has established relationships with the world’s most important commercial centers, embassies’ commercial offices and centers for national and international promotion. As a result of this activity, we receive detailed information about Commercial Missions coming to our country for us to spread the word as well as to contact companies that would like to establish new commercial relationships. Our member companies have direct contact with the missions.
Business roundtables with agendas planned well in advance. We devote efforts to promote meetings between Argentine and foreign companies, in order to generate new business and discover commercial opportunities in diverse markets worldwide.
Commercial Missions and Trade Fairs. We regularly organize business meetings with trade delegations from different markets that visit our country. We develop ongoing relationships with diplomatic representatives, what allows us to get detailed information in advance about visiting missions. We organize a series of meetings with our members.
Calendar of Trade Fairs and Business Roundtables.