In the framework of meetings of the President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández, and government officials with businessmen to analyze the sales and consumption criteria, it was revealed that the new Secretary of Internal Trade, Roberto Feletti, to ban the price increase.
This was highlighted by official sources of the Casa Rosada and let slip that the prohibition of price increase will be until January 7, 2022, despite the percentages of inflacin.
He told manufacturers of food, beverage, hygiene and cleaning products, their markets and wholesalers that they cannot raise any prices until January 7. There can be no raises on any list from now until January 7, he’s even asking to be rolled back to October 1, highlighted official sources after the meeting at 10:00 a.m. that Feletti led with the main food companies to agree on the percentage of price increase, while, at 11:30 hours the turn of the meetings with the entrepreneurs of the supermarket chains began.
Likewise, the 4% increase that was estimated by the Government was discarded and it was highlighted that, as a stimulus to internal consumption, the variability of prices should not be modified until the recognized Day of Kings and will be framed just with the beginning of the holidays. Of summer.
In this way, The products that will not be able to have a price increase will be food, drinks, hygiene and cleaning.
How the measure will be used
As it was advanced so that the prohibition of the price increase becomes effective, It will be requested that this Thursday, October 14, each of the companies must present their current price lists as of October 1 for approval.
In this sense, the price list will be retracted to what it was 13 days ago and that value will be taken as the current price.
Likewise, Feletti stressed that the lists must be certified by the company itself and will not be able to register any changes until January 7, 2022, and the bonuses and discounts they make to the different commercial channels will be included.
The objective is to lower the weight that the basic basket has today in people’s wages. But also that companies can take advantage of the fact that the economy is growing and that historically the last quarter is the time of the year with the greatest demand in terms of consumption to be able to sell more, it transcended from the Ministry of Commerce under the premise of ensuring social peace during parties.