Giorgi: “Non Automatic Licenses are a tool to preserve one million jobs”
Argentina, February 27, 2011
Debora Giorgi, minister of Industry, said that the warnings about a possible shortage in the industry and the domestic market were sent by those who defend the interests of companies that have decided not to invest in Argentina and prefer to import and sell without generating jobs in our country.
In the same context, she said that “non-automatic licenses provide the Government a tool to defend more than one million jobs”.
The official said that the LNA used to monitor imported products, is a tool for the preservation of national industry and jobs in Argentina. And she said “we took the necessary precautions to avoid shortages or price increases”.
“We are defending our domestic market from unfair competition, we cannot damage the domestic industry involving the deterioration of working conditions for our workers” Giorgi added, referring to resolution 45.
Giorgi said that began a process of import substitution, which is a fundamental pillar for economic growth in the country defending the domestic industry and the Argentine labor.
“So we’re not going to take a step back in the re-industrialization of the country. Industry will be more, but this involves a commitment of employers to supply the domestic market and prices to safeguard the purchasing power of Argentines” she concluded.