26 March 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina
On 26 March 2019, the OECD presented the review of Regulatory Policy in Argentina: Tools and Practices for Regulatory Improvement. The review provides recommendations for the adoption of practices to enhance the performance of Argentinian regulation to comply with the protection of the environment, health, workers and consumers, while reducing or eliminating barriers to the start and operation of businesses, and to avoid the creation of cumbersome formalities.
The report acknowledges the progress that Argentina has made in promoting simple regulations and formalities, especially through electronic means. The review proposes the adoption of tools to improve new regulations, such as ex ante cost-benefit analysis of regulations and stakeholder engagement. Furthermore, Argentina could make a greater effort to reduce administrative burdens with administrative simplification strategies.
The review was presented by Marcos Bonturi, Director of Public Governance of the OECD and by Pablo Clusellas, Legal and Technical Secretary of the Presidency of Argentina. The study included the advice and comments of experts on regulatory improvement from the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
The review assesses and presents recommendations in five major topics: i) policies and institutions, ii) ex ante assessment of regulation and stakeholder engagement, iii) administrative simplification, iv) the governance of regulators and v) multi-level regulatory governance.
OECD Regulatory Policy Division in Latin America @OCDE_RLAC
Gloriana Madrigal, Economist Jr., OECD