Given the lack of access to foreign exchange, due to the exchange crisis, affecting the productive chains of various commodities, the Minister of Economy, Serge Massa, Today held a meeting with the officials of the Argentine Confederation of Medium-Sized Enterprises (came). There he finally confirmed that The government is going to promote a “simple and transparent” Comprehensive Import Monitoring System (SIMI). For “Give Prediction” For small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) because “The date of payment will be at the same time as the approval”,
“Thus, companies will be able to plan their production processes with order and certainty””, assured the minister on his Twitter account. He added: “Ensuring that every available dollar goes into production is a priority. That’s why we’re going to promote that SIMI is simple and transparent, with priority approvals for intermediate goods, which SMEs need to keep growing.” is required “.
In addition, according to industrialists who attended the meeting, Massa announced that “21,000 CUITs will be issued shortly from importers of goods worth less than US$2 million.”
The adjacency of the measure was estimated Country As a “loose dollar”, after being kept under lock and key by the government, there have been claims in recent weeks of barriers to imports coming from various industries, as well as from the export sector, which is exceptional for agriculture. The measure was followed by calls for the “Malbeck Dollar” and the “Lemon Dollar”.
Although difficulties with imports have been going on for several months, they worsened with the outbreak of the exchange rate crisis and new sanctions by the Central Bank (BCRA), resulting in Delays in the arrival of key supplies such as glass or cardboard, and production machines, given the impossibility of complying with payment schedules to suppliers in foreign currency.
Besides Minister Massa, the Commerce Secretary at the meeting, Mattias Tombolini, Industries and Productive Development Secretary, Jose Ignacio de Mendiguren, Chief of Staff of the Buenos Aires Province, Martín Insauralde; and President of the Buenos Aires Chamber of Deputies, Federico Ottermin,
On behalf of CAME, its Head participated, alfredo gonzalez, General Secretary, ricardo diabo, Treasurer Secretary, Blas Taladrid, vice president Alberto Kahle, fabian castillo You Claudia Fernandez, Among other authorities, unions and federations from the country’s interior, which belong to the chamber that brings together 1,491 entities and over 600,000 SMEs that employ 4,200,000 workers.
“In this context of reactivation, measures should be implemented so that the availability of foreign exchange is directed to the productive sector,” Gonzalez said., And he added: “This situation means that the government must resolve this issue quickly. Given the paucity of dollars and short sheets, the productive sector must be privileged and requires additional government and private effort.,
“The meeting was very executive as it was exactly what we were demanding, that once SIMI is authorized, the payment date is fixed. That’s what really changes the situation and allows us to have certainty”, Gonzalez explained. Country, “We believe the economy’s recovery begins with certainty,” he said.
In return, among other requests made by CAME to the government’s economic sector, Highlights the implementation of concessional rates for productive credit of 25% and reduction in the current compensatory and penal interest rate by 50% for tax debts.Apart from cessation of delays in SIMI framework.
Just like that, Industrialists expressed difficulties in the division of rates along with fuel shortages and high prices in the provinces of Norte Grande., “Regarding this last point, Minister Massa highlighted that a specific rate segmentation for regional economies and the SME industry is being worked out,” he assured the unit.
At the end of the meeting, the directors of CAME expressed the officer to ratify the agreement signed with the President Alberto Fernandez To advance nationally with the promotion and strengthening of Open Shopping Centers (CCAs). “CAME has been working with this format for 22 years, which is to commerce what industrial parks are to industry,” he emphasized.
consulted by CountryAnother trade union that also depends on imported inputs for production admitted to holding a meeting with the economic team a few weeks ago for the purpose of “Establish a schedule by the end of the year that allows us to anticipate imports”, And he assured: “Each company made its launch and presented it to executives. We celebrate dialogue because [con los cambios en el Ministerio de Economía] We were left without interlocutors, without predictability”.