Argentina has embarked in a series of regulatory reforms to improve the quality of
its regulatory framework. High-quality regulations can protect consumers and the environment
without becoming burdensome for citizens and businesses. The OECD Review of Regulatory
Policy in Argentina provides information on the policies, institutions, and tools
employed by the Argentinian government to design, implement and enforce high-quality
regulations. These include administrative simplification policies, ex ante and ex
post evaluation of regulations, stakeholder engagement practices, and multi-level
regulatory governance arrangements. The review offers policy recommendations based
on best international practices to strengthen the government’s capacity to manage
Argentina has put in place the necessary framework for regulatory policy:
It has published several legal instruments to promote the use of regulatory management tools, such as ex ante assessment of draft regulations and stakeholder engagement.
It has issued guidance to ensure that draft rules meet legitimate policy objectives and that the potential benefits for society outweigh the costs. Argentina should now ensure that this tool is systematically used, including to incorporate the views of citizens and businesses in the rulemaking process.
Argentina has also made great strides in moving towards a “paperless government” by digitising internal government procedures.