May 21, 2013
Gov't:'Price freezing accord working successfully'
Consumer protection Under-secretary María Lucila Colombo, assured today that the freezing of prices accord between the Government and supermarkets is working successfully and insisted that "there is no ban" on supermarkets printing ads in newspapers.
Colombo, a government official with close ties to Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno, ratified her previous comments and denied that supermarkets were banned from running advertisements in newspapers. “There’no ban. There have been adverts aimed at attracting the public to the supermarkets to change prices, and the price freezing accord took that attraction out of the deal.”
“There’s been no ban from Morento to run adverts, as far as I am concerned,” she said during a interview with a Cadena 3 radio station.
“The price freezing is working successfully. There’s no griten deal, but a spoken one. That is enough.”