In the midst of the strong inflationary pressure that the country is going through and the fuel shortage, which will affect the price of food, the Government is advancing in new negotiations to renew its Prices Care.
Though the program remains in force, the Secretary of Domestic Trade, headed by Guillermo Hang, will seek to raise supply levels in the supermarket chains that participate in Prices Care.
This, in order to guarantee that more people benefit from the program, because, as its name indicates, with Prices Care reference prices are established for different products below those of the local market.
Nevertheless, while the Government seeks to guarantee that there is a greater supply, businessmen bid to supply fewer products; In addition, they insist on shortening the gap between the normal rates and those of the program, which is under discussion.
This means that, as a result of inflation, when the campaign is renewed, the products will have new increases, which the Secretariat is willing to negotiate as long as the supply is guaranteed.
This, more so if you take into account that the products that are on the official list are quickly sold out on the shelves, which reduces the possibility that more citizens access the basket.
Although it has not yet been defined how much the increase will be, entrepreneurs expect them to be above the last update (2.2%); This, if you take into account the rise in food prices during June, which was close to 5%.
When will the program be updated?
The bell The current one, which includes a list of 1,300 products from different categories, is valid until July 7, for which the Government and businessmen must reach an agreement before that date.
This means that the details of the proposal would be announced by the Ministry of Internal Trade next week, depending on what is achieved with the businessmen.