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Argentina Sanitary Emergency Status

Argentina has extended its emergency healthcare measures to combat the pandemic until the end of 2022.

The Government of Argentina (GOA) has extended the existing Sanitary Emergency Status via Decree 867/2021 which provides public health measures with the objective of decreasing the spread and impact of COVID-19 and fulfilling the government’s vaccination goals. This extension will be in force until December 31, 2022.

Through this decree, the GOA has the authority to make direct purchases of supplies, equipment, devices, pharmaceutical products, other inputs for medical use, and services necessary to combat the pandemic.

The decree also extends previous measures such as the exemption of import duties for products related to combatting the pandemic, including in-vitro diagnostic reagents to detect COVID-19, surgical face masks, pulse oximeters, and oxygen concentrators, among other items. 

For additional information on how your company can supply relevant medical solutions to the GOA or to obtain a list of products exempted from import duties, please contact