BUENOS AIRES Dec 23 Argentine signed an
agreement with the United States to exchange tax information in
Buenos Aires on Friday and received praise from Washington for
President Mauricio Macri's economic reform efforts.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew visited Argentina in
September, nine months after free-market proponent Macri took
office and ended more than a decade of haphazard policymaking
that scared off investors and raised tensions with Washington.
"This agreement furthers Argentina's reintegration in the
global economy and marks an important next step in the new era
of the U.S.-Argentina relationship," Lew said in a statement on
The agreement is aimed at improving collaboration between
the two countries' tax enforcement agencies, the statement said.
"It is our hope that such actions will make a meaningful
contribution to the efforts of President Macri's government to
rebuild institutions, re-establish credibility, improve
governance, and implement structural reforms," Lew's statement
(Reporting by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)