President of the Association of Cranberry Producers of Mesopotamia, Alejandro Pannunzio, has cleared up some of the points that were discussed in the meeting that was recently held with the Minister of Agriculture.
The meeting held last week with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Luis Basterra, lasted for more than three and a half hours. Export to China, electricity rates and improvements in health programs were among the topics. Pannunzio described the meeting as "very interesting".
Basterra noted the difficulties of different sectors of regional economies, He stopped to listen to the proposals of each particular production. "For us it was very important to be able to talk about some issues that we have to improve," said the Pannunzio.
They mentioned the importance of having a single tax account to be able to offset VAT with tax credits that they have for the purchases they make within the country, and that, when exporting, cannot apply. In addition, they expressed discomfort for him cost of electricity rates. "We told him that we need the rates to be commensurate with production, because consumption is seasonal but we pay the same every month, even when we don't consume," he said.