The president of the SRA said that pig producers have “excellent conditions” to compete with the US. In remarks slipped criticism to management Bordet: “Cobra gross revenue to production and did not adhere to the SME law”
Market. Among the advantages of national pork production
Market. Among the advantages of domestic swine production, the entrepreneur marked efficiency.
Luis Etchevehere, president of the Rural Society (SRA), said yesterday that pig producers have “excellent conditions to compete with anyone” and was favorable to the importation of pork from the United States, although with “competitive conditions” Tax relief, especially provincial taxes. “The Argentine pork sector is one of the most efficient in the world: in terms of efficiency and productivity it is on the same level as in the United States and above Europe and Brazil, so the job is to open the markets but with conditions of Competitiveness, “explained the rural manager.
In the same way, the agricultural leader born in Entre Ríos objected to some decisions of the government headed by Gustavo Bordet: “Entre Rios charges Gross Income to production and has not yet adhered to SME law and many provinces have internal customs: they charge to enter and For example, a medium farm in San Antonio de Areco pays an annual hygiene and safety rate of 500,000 pesos. ”
Etchevehere stressed that, with the exception of the tax claim, the sector is in “excellent conditions to compete with anyone” inside and outside the country, and said that “the damage continues because of having closed markets, so, based on that basis , You have to do trade back and forth. ” “Most of the world is not like Argentina, which has food to supply and export, but produces half of what it needs, so when they have a meeting with Argentina they are enthusiastic and tell us that they need what we produce so that their population Have food assured, “said the head of the SRA.
“They like meat, milk powder, fruit, wine, but then they ask what we are going to buy from them, if one gets up, Of the table and runs, obviously there will be no trade. ”
“The challenge is to be competitive, to place products at the value of our competitors internationally in many gondolas in the world to generate employment in Argentina and import in an intelligent way,” he said. The businessman compared the commercial behavior of other countries in the region. “The countries that do that are progressing, like Chile and Uruguay, who buy meat from Paraguay and also export their meat, or Brazil, which imports from Australia and is one of the main meat exporters in the world,” he said.
“We are competing because we are very efficient, from the best producers in the world, and we have to work to keep our products in all gondolas but also to win markets because it is what will generate employment and fight poverty in the places where we produce “He emphasized.
Regarding other variables, Etchevehere added: “It has been shown that the public sector can not alone and the private sector, we share the vision of being the supermarket of the world and for that, each has to fulfill its role.”
“You have to unlock all taxes disguised as taxes so that (the burden) does not leave the field to a product that is competitive worldwide and ask the governors whether they want to generate employment or not,” he added in dialogue with Miter radio.
On Thursday, US President Donald Trump had announced the opening of the Argentinean pork market that has been closed for 25 years as part of a visit to Buenos Aires by Vice President Mike Pence. The impact of the announcement in the sector, with the exception of the SARS, was adverse: pig producers and three of the four agro-entities rejected the measure “to affect local production and its health risks.” The entities that questioned the opening on Friday were the Agrarian Federation, Coninagro, Confederaciones Rurales Argentinas (CRA) and the Argentine Association of Producers Swine.
In relation to this controversy, the specialist Jorge Torelli, of the Union of the Carcass Industries Argentina (Unica) was pronounced.
Torelli stressed that the international markets for Argentine beef are in a cycle of depressed prices, but that they are “very good” and there are opening of new niches of external sales. In this sense, he said that the Americans have changed the axis of the discussion: “They say I enable you Argentine meat for you to export”, in exchange for leaving the pork meat free.