Do duties remain? Therefore, the Argentine government helps SMEs. This is the request by representatives of the leather sector gathered in CAME (Confederación Argentina de la Mediana Empresa). At the center of the discussion are the taxes on the export of tanning raw materials, suspended in the middle of the first wave of Coronavirus to prevent the livestock sector from engulfing itself. In the meantime, construction work is proceeding on the new industrial park in Lanús, where small and medium-sized tanneries will be built.
The government helps SMEs
“During export, value is added to the domestic product. We sell it overseas, promoting the visibility of our own producers and bringing in foreign currency. We strengthen our economy”. This was written by CAME’s president, Gerardo Diaz Beltran, and his secretary, Camilo Alberto Kahale, in the letter to Argentine president Alberto Fernández and to minister Luis Basterra. The organisation’s request is to set export taxes at pre-Covid values for small and medium-sized companies that use leather as a raw material.
Work in progress
In recent days, meanwhile, the mayor of Lanús, Néstor Grindetti, met the head of ACUMAR, Martín Sabbatella, for a visit to the construction site of the new PIC (Parque Industrial Curtidor, in the photo). As reported by lanoticiaweb.com.ar, construction works of the tanning center have reached 75%. In its 23 lots, it will host about 60 companies. Meanwhile, works for the industrial plant for the treatment of effluents are at 20% and should be completed in August 2022. This plant will be able to purify 8,000 cubic meters of water per day, thus avoiding the spillage of wastewater into the Riachuelo river.
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