Regulatory Background

Argentinian emission standards for engines and vehicles are adopted by Secretaría de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable (SAyDS, Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development). Regulations are issued as SAyDS Resolutions and are published in the Argentinian Boletin Oficial.

The first emission regulations became effective in 1994, for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles. Initially, the emission standards were loosely based on European regulations. Since 2006/2007 (Resolution 731/2005 [2766]), Argentinian emission regulations for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles incorporate European emission limits and test methods by reference (i.e., the emission limits are those of the referenced EU regulations, as opposed to limits that are numerically equal).

Regulated Categories of Engines and Vehicles

Emission-regulated categories of engines and vehicles include:

Emissions from nonroad engines or vehicles are not regulated at the federal level. Provincial laws may stipulate emission requirements for stationary sources.