After the meeting, the head of the Palacio de Hacienda pointed out that “we have to work together, but that implies everyone’s responsibility”, at the same time that he stated that “formal production and employment in Argentina are the challenges that we share, and those that We committed to confronting them in a joint and coordinated manner”.
For his part, Funes de Rioja stressed the importance of generating “certainty, trust and coordination” among the leadership, and said: “We believe that there should be agreements on State policies. On this issue the primary responsibility lies with politics and we are willing to accompany and dialogue, but we do not get involved in functions that do not correspond to us”.
“The industry can and wants to provide solutions for Argentina to grow and develop. That is why we need to work to overcome the bottlenecks and difficulties that today generate uncertainty. We need to agree on an agenda that values industrial assets to respond to the country’s challenges and difficulties”, he added.
In addition, from the UIA they expressed their concern about the difficulties that arise in relation to the payment of Earnings Advancethat “affects working capital”and criticized the progress of a new fiscal consensus.
Regarding imported inputs, they discussed the need to articulate the actions of the Commerce secretary and the central bank that allow generating certainty regarding the acquisition of intermediate goods.
“Our priority is to continue growing while the macroeconomic variables are put in order; We are avoiding a difficult situation due to the shortage of dollars, but production is responding and there are almost no suspensions,” he said. By Mendiguren.
And he added: “The data shows that in the July-September quarter of this year, only 51 files were opened for labor suspensions and almost none in industry but in commerce and services. From the national government we are working to sustain and increase employment in all activities”.