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Shipments containing personal effects must be cleared by consignee in a Customs office downtown Buenos Aires. Customs will require consignee's passport. Consignee will be expected to pay storage (if applicable). There will be duties and taxes to be paid by the consignee regardless of shipment contents.

Before sending your parcel to Argentina, please make sure that none of the items in your parcels contravene the restrictions imposed by customs at destination.

Customs website: http://www.afip.gov.ar/

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Argentina, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Argentina is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Argentina, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2019 - New years day
  • 31/01/2019 - Bicentennial of the constituent assembly of 1813
  • 11/02/2019 - carnival
  • 12/02/2019 - Carnival
  • 20/02/2019 - Day of the battle of salta
  • 24/03/2019 - Truth and justice memorial day
  • 29/03/2019 - Good friday
  • 31/03/2019 - Easter sunday
  • 01/04/2019 - Bridge public holiday
  • 02/04/2019 - Malvinas day / veteran's day
  • 01/05/2019 - Labor day
  • 25/05/2019 - Day of revolution
  • 10/06/2019 - Day to celebrate sovereignty over the malvinas
  • 16/06/2019 - Fathers day
  • 20/06/2019 - National flag day
  • 21/06/2019 - Bridge public day
  • 03/07/2019 - Day of the child
  • 09/07/2019 - Independence day
  • 17/08/2019 - death of general jose de san martin
  • 19/08/2019 - st martins day
  • 13/09/2019 - Librarian's day
  • 12/10/2019 - Da de la raza (day of the race)
  • 12/10/2019 - Discovery of america
  • 14/10/2019 - Day of respect for cultural diversity / columbus day
  • 25/11/2019 - Day of national sovereignty
  • 08/12/2019 - immaculate conception day
  • 25/12/2019 - Christmas day


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Example prices for Argentina Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 3-5 business days *
£ 70.67 ex. VAT£ 70.67 inc. VAT

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Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina and it also represents the financial, cultural, industrial and commercial centre of the country. It is one of the busiest ports in South America and the presence of the Rio de la Plata means that goods can be transported by boat to Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay, making the city a major distribution hub for the South American continent. As well as its political and commercial importance, the city is also a major cultural region, often referred to as ‘the Paris of South America’, as it boasts many museums related to the country’s history and all strands of the arts, as well as being home to the Buenos Aires International Book Fair every April. There are many reasons, then, why a business or individual might wish to organise shipping to Buenos Aires.

When you come to arrange your parcel delivery, we’re sure you’ll be impressed by the choice we offer on our site. First of all you get to choose between the finest couriers in the world. We only work with the very best, using companies with a strong track record and who have proved their worth to us over the better part of a quarter of a century. Our size and relationship with them means we can always negotiate the most competitive rates for shipping to Buenos Aires and, once you’ve chosen the deal and price that best suits your needs, you’ll be given a choice of payment options. Working with our partners RBS, we take payments for shipping to Buenos Aires through WorldPay, a safe and secure payment system that, as well as offering peace of mind, allows a choice between several different payment methods for your convenience. Atop these choices we also give you options as to how to actually book your shipment – visit our user-friendly website, use our sophisticated mobile-optimised website (Mobisite), or visit one of our dedicated parcel drop-off points for expert face-to-face advice.

So much business these days is done while on the move, and this is why we have spent a great deal of time developing our Mobisite for ease of use so you can book the parcel delivery you need via the courier of your choice on your mobile phone or tablet computer.

When you’re making a package delivery to Buenos Aires, we’re sure you’ll appreciate the array of options at your disposal. We’ve been focusing on the different ways to book when shipping to Buenos Aires but the selection of facilities available to make your experience with us all the more pleasant include a bulk upload facility, shipment protection, a dedicated blog and so much more. We believe in combining value and excellence with consumer choice and bringing everything together to offer the best deal possible.

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