September 20, 2014
Giorgi urges manufacturers to defend ‘productive model’
Industry Minister Débora Giorgi has urged businessmen to defend the “productive model that started in 2003,” amid manufacturer rejection and questioning of the government-sponsored anti-hoarding law that will be discussed in the Senate on Wednesday.
“You never did as well as with this model. You need to defend the productive model that started in 2003,” Giorgi told reporters.
Today, as manufactures celebrated the Industry Day, head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez said the sector has “nothing to celebrate”, and renewed his criticism of the anti-hoarding law, which intends to set price, stock and production levels to some businesses.
“The bill would seriously risk job production, investment and proper goods supply,” Méndez said.
Giorgi replied “the big powerful companies” are the ones that “may lose ground,” but claimed the “industrial spirit” of the country lies in the small businesses, which the federal government’s economic policies sponsor.
“The same big groups are the ones who then want to take our rights away,” she added.