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Argentina About Argentina Economic, Political, and Legal Structure By: Tayba Hathiyani and Zainab Mian Overview Location Data Located in South America Population: 42,192,494 Capital: Buenos Aires Area: 1,073,518 sq. miles
(2,780,400 sq. km) Bordering Countries:
Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia Political Leadership Last Election: October 2011 Christina Fernandez de Kirchner Argentina's first elected
female president

Second woman to hold

Re-elected for second
term Infrastructure Education, Health & Communication Education Economic System Benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base. agriculture: 5%
industry: 23%
services: 72% (2009 est.) Agriculture - products:

Sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock


Food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel Exports Imports $85.36 billion $67.33 billion soybeans and derivatives, petroleum and gas, vehicles, corn, wheat machinery, motor vehicles, petroleum and natural gas, organic chemicals, plastics Treatment of Foreign Business Foreign investment is warmly welcomed in Argentina. Little to no paperwork, no registration of investments, no discrimination against foreigners, no performance requirements set by government. MNCs face the same tax liabilities as local firms. Foreigners may trade and do business freely. International Trade Under-Secretariat promotes and coordinates foreign investment opportunities Political and Legal System Education in Argentina is a responsibility shared by the national government, the provinces and federal district and private institutions. Argentina's top university provides high academic excellence for their students. Government Representative Democratic Republic The president of Argentina, is both head of state and head of government. President and Vice President-elected on same ticket by popular vote Laws Currency The Currency in Argentina is Peso. 1 Peso = 0.20 Canadian Dollar

If you give 20 cents in Argentina, you get
1 Canadian Dollar Unemployment History Labor force - by occupation: Fell from 21.5% in 2002 to 7.2% in 2012 Primary Language: Spanish Primary Religion: Catholic Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio GDP: $446 Billion in 2011

GNI: $14, 527 Per Capita Canada should expand their trade
relationships so that their is less reliance on
the US and they should diversify
their opportunities by creating
relationships with Argentina! The National Congress has two chambers.
The Chamber of Deputies of the Nation,
which has 257 members, elected for a
four-year term. The Senate of the
Nation has 72 members, elected for a
six-year term. Argentina, which is a member of
Mercosur. There are no exchange
control or credit-term limitations
on imports and import
payments may be effected in any
currency stipulated by the contract. However all exchange transactions must
be carried out through authorized entities All export taxes have been eliminated
(except for some oilseeds) In Argentina the most important law enforcement organization is the Argentine Federal Police (equivalent to the FBI in the USA) Their are provincial police Children 15 to 16 years may work up to 3 hours daily and 15 hours a week during the morning or afternoon, as long as the work is within a family business, is not hazardous, and does not interrupt schooling. Children 17-18 can only work 6 hours a day Women in Argentina have attained a relatively high level of equality by Latin American standards In comparison with the other Latin Americas
nations, Argentina has one of the best infrastructures. It provides all the necessary infrastructure for trade such as transportation and communication. Public investment at a historic high (going from 0.5% of total public spending in 2002 to 6% in 2011) Argentina has 5 carriers that operate the freight trains.

Air travel is becoming very common.

River traffic is mostly made up of cargo
Tens of thousands of cargo is exported every day. This makes Argentina a prime location for investments and trade to happen. Communication Argentina has excellent communication
methods . It has telecommunication,
internet, and postal service. Health Care The healthcare system in
Argentina has 3 sectors:
Private Sector
Public Sector
Social Security Sector Relations In comparison to the trade made in United
States and Mexico, Argentina is not an extremely
visible trading partner of Canada.
However, over the past decade, Canadian
trade with Argentina has tripled. What Makes Argentina
What It Is? Culture Culture Diverse Arts and Music Argentina has a rich history of paintings and sculpture Tango is the Argentinian
musical symbol Soccer Sports is very common in Argentina and has excelled in many team sports such as Basket Ball and Soccer Soccer, or Football as it is known, is an integrated part of their culture. They have won 2 World Cups - 1978 and 1986 under Diego Maradona Lionel Messi Advantage
Argentina Why Canada Should Do Trade! Best Soccer Player in
the World 4 Time Balon D'or Winner
Broken A lot of Records
* Most Goals in 1 Year!! Food Di Mario, Higuain, Aguero, Macharano Typical food in Argentina is meat—predominately beef which is cooked on mixed grills known as “parrilladas.” Ice cream is popular due to its Italian influence, as well as Paraguayan tea which is offered as a special expression of acceptance Abundant Natural Resources Argentina is characterized by the abundance and quality of its natural resources that provide competitive advantages in developing activities linked to these resources Argentina's mining sector includes 4,500 km of mountain ranges with mining resources: gold, copper, lithium, carbon, lead, zinc, tin, silver and potassium. With Vast oil and gas resources, Argentina possesses many exploration and exploitation opportunities Highly Qualified and Skilled Workers Argentina is a well educated place because it possesses a highly qualified set of population. In fact, it's literacy rate is 97.20 %. Education is compulsory and free for the 5-14 year age group, thus ensuring high school enrolment rates. 6 percent of the annual GDP is invested in public education, striving for a well educated population Vastly Innovative In Argentina, the World Bank provided resources to support innovative goals by helping to expand capacity to generate productive innovation in knowledge-based area Has the highest ratio of researchers to the economically active population Argentina:
It’s not about how you
look but how you see Diversified Economy Argentina nurtures an economy with a diversified industrial sector resulting in a greater emphasis on exporting. Argentina is also a very profitable estate due to being the Leading country in the international food market, with exports exceeding US$ 25 billion in 2011 and great technological development in the agrifood value chain. Argentina boasts considerable development in terms of road, rail, port, aeronautical, and telecommunications infrastructure Tourist Hub Argentina happens to be the main tourism destination in Latin America, with almost 6 million tourists per year. Tourism generated around US$25 billion in economic turnover, and employed 1.8 million in 2006. Argentina - Land of Silver
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