The refrigerators that are members of the Meat Exporters Consortium (ABC) will continue to participate in the Cortes Care program after the injunction of the national governmentsaid this Wednesday the president of the business chamber, Mario Ravettino.
In this way, the exporting companies reversed their decision to abandon the agreed program, which provides for the supply of 6,000 tons per month of seven popular cuts of beef at prices below market prices.
The chamber made the decision after the meeting it held this Wednesday with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Julian Dominguezwho warned them that if they abandoned the supply of said cuts, they would be prevented from continuing with the export programs.
I just finished the meeting with the ABC Consortium. I informed them that those who do not comply with the commitments assumed with the Argentines will not be able to continue exporting meat.
– Julian Dominguez (@DominguezJul) March 16, 2022
The Secretary of Domestic Trade, Roberto Feletti, had yesterday intimidated ABC to continue within the agreed at the risk of the Supply Law being applied to companies.
In February, the National Government renewed the agreement with the exporting refrigerators and the large supermarket chains for the marketing of 6,000 monthly tons of seven cuts of beef throughout the country, at prices below those of the market.
Said plan was established until the end of the year, with revisions throughout this period. The next one would take place in April.
To date, the agreed prices are for the roast strip of $699; $749 empty; slaughter at $779; $449 skirt; roast lid at $639; buttock at $799 and palette at $649.
The business leader maintained that during the meeting they had with Domínguez, “each one was able to present our positions with calm and time. We met at a work table to be able to advance on the different issues.”
Ravettino added that in the meeting with Domínguez “all issues were clarified in accordance with transparency regarding the allocation of exports and the information received,” after ABC members hinted yesterday in the journalistic media about problems in said system.