The Commerce secretary launched the self-management platform “Import SMEs”, designed to give greater agility and traceability to the process of import for micro and small businesses that operate through the Import System of the Argentine Republic (SIRA).
The objective is to reduce the level of complexity of the current system and bring it to a simpler management approach, so that companies that need to carry out their import procedures can register on the official site of “Importa PyME”: argentina.gob.ar/economia/comercio/importa-pyme
There they will be able to access the status and permanent management of their declarations, receive training on the main issues of Foreign Trade and have assistance from a help desk.
Once the process is completed, the companies will receive a text message (SMS) notifying them that the SIRA process has been approved.
The measure was presented last week by the Secretary of Commerce, Matthias Tombolini, and will benefit about 18,000 micro and small businesses, which represent more than 80% of the business fabric in Argentina and generate 70% of formal employment.
Progress is also being made in updating the importers’ registry database (around 25,000 cuits), to establish a mechanism that expedites information on the declaration processing process, using different digital channels such as mail, SMS and notifications.
This update allowed this week more than 2,000 SMEs that sent their import application through the SIRA to receive their SMS of approved procedure.