Undersecretariat for International Economic Negotiations

The Undersecretariat for International Economic Negotiations contributes to the formulation and execution of policies and courses of action in relation to economic negotiations, both bilateral —aimed at ensuring or improving the access of Argentine products to the markets of the countries of Europe, Asia and Oceania, North America, Africa and the Middle East— and multilateral, through economic international organizations.

Economic and trade negotiations are a priority dimension of Argentine foreign policy, and the Undersecretariat works in close coordination with national government entities that have specific functions in different areas.

In this regard, Argentina participates actively in the Group of 20 (G-20), the World Trade Organization (WTO) —including the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB)—, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), among other organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in which Argentina participates in relation to issues of interest.

The mission of the Undersecretariat is to defend the interests of our country by contributing to the execution of foreign economic policies, both at the multilateral and bilateral level, and promoting the balanced and harmonious development of our country as well as a favourable pattern of participation in international trade.