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Argentina regulations

General requirements for import

Argentine food code: Provides organizations with responsibilities to ensure food safety and high-quality conditions related to imported food. It also provides guidance on the inspection of imported fish and fishery products as well as for the sampling to be carried out at borders.

Resolution No 816/02: Provides guidance on all procedures related to the import of animal origin products in Argentina.

Additives, contaminants, antimicrobials and residues

Argentine Food Code: Provides guidance in Chapter XVIII about additives in foodstuffs, which are permitted to be added to food sold in Argentina,their standards and their maximum levels. 

Argentine Food Code: Provides guidance in Chapter III about residues of veterinary drugs and contaminants, their standards and their maximum levels.

Microbiological and organic criteria

Argentine Food Code: Provides guidance in Chapter III about the microbiological maximum limits in foodstuffs of aquatic animal origin.

Labelling and packaging

Mercosur technical regulations for food labelling: Provides guidance about the necessary requirements and standards for labelling, including nutritional labelling.

Resolution No 3/92 "General Criteria for packaging and articles to come into contact with foodstuffs: terminology, general criteria,

and classification of materials": Provides guidance about the necessary standards for packaging and packaging materials.

Traceability

Decree No 1812 of September 1992: Provides general traceability requirements and guidance related to the imported food inspection advice, the treatment, destruction or re-exportation of non-compliant food.

Law No 24.543: Aims at combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, thereby promoting the sustainability of global fisheries.

How do you find the most recent consolidated version of the regulations?

At the following link you can find decrees and resolutions: http://www.infoleg.gob.ar/ ; please enter the type of standard, the number and the year. 

At the following link you can find the “Argentine Food Code”: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/anmat/codigoalimentario

At the following link you can find the “Law No 24.543”: 

https://es.wikisource.org/wiki/Ley_24.543_de_aprobaci%C3%B3n_de_la_Convenci%C3%B3n_de_las_Naciones_Unidas_sobre_el_Derecho_del_Mar

Last update: 20/11/2018

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