Directorate for Public Governance

Regulatory Policy in Argentina

Tools and Practices for Regulatory Improvement

In series:OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reformview more titles

Published on March 26, 2019

Also available in: Spanish

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 regulatory policy.


Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
The context for regulatory policy in Argentina
Policies and institutions for regulatory policy in Argentina
Ex ante assessment of regulation and stakeholder engagement in rulemaking in Argentina
Administrative simplification policies and the management of the stock of regulation in Argentina
The governance of regulators in Argentina
Multi-level regulatory governance in Argentina
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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.


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