The executive director of the National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Pro Consumidor), Eddy Alcántara, met with the main manufacturers of canned products in the countrywith the aim of following up on the commitment assumed by this business sector with the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, and with the community society, in the sense of creating offer mechanisms and price freezing in favor of consumers.
Alcántara explained that these industrialists undertook to keep the price of some higher consumption canned goods unchanged that could have suffered increases as a result of the universal inflation generated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine.
The official said that the commitment of this industrial sector to maintain price stability is part of the sacrifice they have been making various sectors of society to face the situation that exists in the country due to the increase in the cost of raw materials in the international market and other external causes.
“We congratulate the decision of this sector, to maintain its offers and fulfill the commitment assumed with President Luis Abinader”, he stressed.
He stressed that at that meeting, the representatives of that sector promised that the prices of the main canned goods that are part of the basic basket “will remain unchanged until further notice.”
The doctor Eddy Alcantara He thanked the gesture and sacrifice shown by the industrialists in the canned food sector, “in an attempt to contribute and help improve the inflationary situation in the country as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine”.
Likewise, he valued the measures implemented by the government of President Abinader in favor of the most vulnerable sectors of the population.
Participating in the meeting on behalf of that industrial sector, Juan Sánchez, Elvis Montero, Ramón Roa, Iran Eugenio, Mariela Lamarche, Alexis Pimentelamong others.
Finally, the industrialists established that they will remain pending jointly with Pro Consumidor to guarantee that each of the commitments assumed are fulfilled, both by distributors and by retailers throughout the country.