National officials agreed this Wednesday with representatives of Argentine Agroindustrial Council (CAA) the central axes of an agreement that seeks, among other objectives, increase production, generate employment, and promote exports.
The meeting occurred two weeks after the announcement of the reduction of temporary withholdings of withholdings to soybean exports in order to accelerate the settlement of foreign exchange to decompress the exchange rate stress.
The meeting held at the Palacio de Hacienda It was headed by the Chief of Staff, Santiago Cafiero, and the Minister of Economy, Martín GuzmánAlso present were the Ministers of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas; and of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing, Luis Basterra; the president of the BCRA, Miguel Pesce, and the head of AFIP, Mercedes Marcó del Pont; among other officials.
On behalf of the CAA, the president of the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange, José Martins; the coordinator of the National Meat Table, Dardo Chiesa; the president of the Chamber of the Oil Industry of the Argentine Republic (CIARA) and the Cereal Exporters Center (CEC), Gustavo Idigoras; and the head of the Argentine Rural Confederations (CRA), Jorge Chemes, among others.
At the end of the conclave, Cafiero, he assured that “what we are looking for is to vindicate production and employment to reduce poverty” and stressed that “This is an important sector that has a very large export capacity and Argentina needs these sectors to become more dynamic and have all the support of the Government to stand up, to produce more and to generate more employment“, As specified in a statement released by the economic portfolio.
On the issues analyzed during the meeting, Cafiero pointed out that “We discussed the bill for the agro-industrial development, we started talking about what it would consist of, Y also from more sectoral issues and related to management, to make the export more beneficial ”.
For its part, Guzmán highlighted the importance of dialogue and the continuity of the meetings to “consolidate a law that encourages the development of agribusiness” and stated that “the way to normalize the economy and generate predictability is to work together ”.
The deal reached in the meeting will be embodied in a National Agrifood Strategy (ENA), whose main guidelines are:
* Increase the productivity of the different agroindustrial chains in order to promote the addition of value, the generation of employment and the growth of exports.
* Respect the need to maintain tax collection in a context in which fiscal sustainability must be guaranteed to achieve macroeconomic stability.
* Guarantee the supply of the domestic market and protect the impact on food prices at the table of Argentine families.
* Implement a work plan to achieve a greater administrative simplification of procedures related to exports in order to make production processes more efficient and facilitate access to international markets, especially for small and medium agro-industrial companies.
During the meeting, it was agreed to define specific working groups on each of these axes, in order to articulate the agroindustrial development bill, and it was established that CAA officials and leaders will meet again on November 4.
MF / DS