President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador met for the second time with entrepreneurs, producers and food distributors, to reinforce the Inflation Package Y faminewhich he presented on May 4, to maintain fair prices on 24 basic products and foods.
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This afternoon, four months after the first meeting in National Palace, On September 21, 2022, the head of Profeco assured that the president reached agreements to guarantee that the prices of products such as corn oil, grain rice, onions, beans, white chicken egg, potato, toilet paper, whole chicken, corn tortilla and carrot, among others, as revealed at the end of the meeting by the owner of prophet, Richard Sheffield.
“There is a great disposition on the part of the entrepreneurs of the food sector. There were the most important players in the Mexican market, including some of them in the international market, there are some agreements, they will be developed in the coming days, the one who heads the efforts by the federal administration is the Secretary of the Treasury . In a few days the president will announce the details, the anti-inflationary plan will be reinforced with additional actions, and the president will announce them very shortly,” added Ricardo Sheffield, head of Profeco.
In particular, he pointed out that there are no conditions for increases in the price of tortillas to be seen.
“It is an effort of all, hopefully not. There are no conditions right now for it to go up, grains are going down, hopefully not only will we not see it go up, but we will begin to see a modest drop in some products, some products have conditions to go down, because there was a very, very large increase, for example, to wheat, now wheat is going down, yellow corn is going down in price and that should be reflected soon in the national market, we are only talking about them, 24 products that are in the basic basket,” added Sheffield.
In the morning conference, the president had advanced that this is one of four measures that he outlines in this Anti-Inflationary Plan, one more is to promote greater food production, towards food self-sufficiency, and two more would be announced later.
The meeting lasted a little over two hours.
With information from Carmen Jaimes