Black Beans

black beans from Argentina

Black Beans

Argentina exports 97% of their production of beans with a lot the countries production going to neighbouring Brazil. Estimates state total planted hectares between 380 and 400 thousand hectares of beans, with Black Bean being the most popular with farmers.

Black beans are relatively small and have a shiny black colour with a soft neutral flavour with a slight earthy flavour. They also have one of the best nutritional profiles amongst the beans, with good content of iron (5mg) and calcium (123mg), 0 cholesterol and low in fats (1.5g).

TradeLink International sources their beans from the northern regions of Argentina, mainly Salta, but also regions such as Tucuman and neighbouring regions.

Each order is tested regardless of whether the batch has already been tested and we look for moisture content to be below 18% as well as pesticides and heavy metals, all of which must comply with the legislation of the country of destination for it to pass our QA controls.

Black Bean products available:

  • A grade Black Beans
  • Milling Grade Black Beans
  • Mixed Beans
  • Conventional and organic

Certifications & Documentation


NPOP & USDA-NOP Organic Certification

ISO 9001:2008 Certification


Kosher / Halal Certified

Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Black Beans

Commodity Code: 0713339000 (source)

07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
13 Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split
Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)-Kidney beans, including white pea beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)-Other

Import Duties for Black Beans

Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.

Argentina > EU/UK: 0 % (source)

Argentina > USA: 1.0¢/kg (source)

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.


Packaging & Shipping

Black Bean Shipping Instructions

Packaging: The recommended packaging is polypropylene bags, 25kg/50lbs or bulk tote bags.

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: Sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.

Quantity per container: 18/20 metric tonnes depending on destination and packaging.

Sample Product Specifications

TradeLink specializes in supplying product to your specifications.  Use our quote request tool at the bottom of this page to submit your particular requirements.

A Grade Black Beans from Argentina

Nutritional Values



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