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“LAW MUST” They want a public hearing in Congress sugar

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The governments of the provinces of the region, through the Parliament of NOA, did not rule convene a public hearing by the “law of the must” in the National Congress. This was announced yesterday by the deputy chairman of the Legislature and acting deputy governor of Tucumán, Regino Amado, who confirmed the rejection of the camera to the Cuyo initiative to the new impulse that gave the wine provinces to the reform of the Law of Internal Revenue.

Is that the winemaker industry held a public hearing last November in the National Senate to defend the controversial document. “We are evaluating if we do something similar in the national parliament. (Andres Costa) Zottos (Salta) promised to be present at the conference, “said Amado.

The refusal was made official at the final plenary session of the regional body, which was held in the capital of Salta, through a document signed by the six vice NOA (Tucumán, Salta, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Catamarca and La Rioja) along with 72 -12 per provincial legislators, “against the” tax on sugar. “”The meeting (last week) started with the discussion about the initiative in the region of Cuyo on so-called ‘law of wort’. The camera reiterated its refusal to launch this project at the expense of the interests of the region NOA “said Amado.

The official also said that La Rioja, formerly of the region led by Mendoza and winemaker, was against the cuyano project. “The ‘law must’ was not on the agenda because it was something we thought overcome. But days before, the Governor of Mendoza (Francisco Perez) was in the Senate to defend the project … “said Amado. By a resolution “circularized” Parliament’s position NOA senators and national MPs from the north. “We are mobilized. The governor, José Alperovich, he told us to be careful, “he concluded.

The draft Law on the Use of Natural Juices aims to allow entry, precisely, natural juices, as the must (grape juice), sweeteners market for soft drinks. Sets, including an increase in the rate of Internal Revenue regime, from 8% to 28% for soft drinks; and low, from 4% to 2.8% for those produced with 10% minimum, fruit juice, or juice concentrates. Subsequently, there was a change in the original text and rose from 8% to 18% rate when raised to 75% using sugar with 9% juice.

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