The Government asked businessmen to freeze the prices of 900 products for 90 days

The new Secretary of Domestic Commerce, Roberto Feletti, asked a group of businessmen to maintain a list of 900 mass consumer producers without increases for 90 days.

During the meeting held this morning with a group of about 40 businessmen producing food and other products of the basic basket, Feletti surprised with the requirement to keep nearly a thousand producers frozen for at least three months, although from the business sector they let it be known that the The request was in better terms with respect to what had been previous meetings with the predecessor in office, Paula Español.

Anyway, they raised whether input suppliers would also be asked not to raise prices, and there was also time for a complaint addressed directly to the State and it is whether the increasingly growing tax burden is being taken into account, for example , through the increases in Gross Income.

Feletti asked them to send the price lists as of October 1, signed by legal representatives of each company, no later than tomorrow, with the intention of keeping the prices unchanged until the first days of January.

This request comes just one day before the September inflation is released, which is expected to be around 3%, that is, above what was the August record.

Feletti had stated this weekend that the initial agenda will be the dialogue to flatten the food price curve and “agree on prices and, if not, apply the laws that protect the consumer and supply.”

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