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Argentine industry ‘under risk with new ‘super-license’ imports’ system

Thursday, January 12th 2012 - 21:21 UTC
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While Argentina’s Mercosur trade partners have adopted a cautious attitude regarding the latest measures that make it more cumbersome and bureaucratic to sell to Argentina, the country’s manufacturers and importers have warned of the consequences and called for a more balanced approach to the issue. Read full article


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  • geo

    Héctor !! es grabe !! ( not related to Argentina)

    Far-East Mafia / Big Money / some health sector investments
    / insolvency/some deep organization interrelations......terrible !!

    Jan 12th, 2012 - 09:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    IF your business is dependent on Imports, let's say appliances, computers, expensive cars, good cosmetics, good clothes, whatever, you better be bribing the right people now or you'll be quickly out of business. What a way for these crooks to get even richer. Arbitrary rules applied to friends and foes.

    And they are flummoxed as to why foreigners won't invest there!!

    What a bunch of idiotic crooks ruining a whole country and the population is too dumb to even realize it. How very very sad.

    Jan 12th, 2012 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    The Peronists see this as a great oportunity to increase their take from bribes to get the “import licenses” expedited. Businesses that rely on imports will be screwed. The peopleofArgentina (at least some) deserve what they are getting. hey voted in botox Evita

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 03:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    This is a typical reaction to the impending financial problems by people who have no knowledge of the real world: in other words the 'ministers' of the CFK fascists.

    Why are they hell-bent on destroying their own nascent industries? Nearly all worldwide automobile manufacturers are dependent on the same suppliers or group of suppliers for their multi-national car plants and Argentina is no exception. Perhaps they think these costs can be passed on to the final purchaser of the cars: all that will do is move the work to Korea, Poland, S. Africa, etc. But still, they (the ministers) won't worry, they will have their kickbacks by then.

    Super country ruled by a bunch of idiots.

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Its truly amazing how this country ruled by a bunch of idiots is seeing trade grow 20% year on year in dollar terms.Maybe the Europeans need to adopt degrees in idiocy?

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 08:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    Two sides of the story. The guy that owns a Sports Clothing Store in Lavalle & Florida (tourist spot) , complaining of the lack of merchandise allowed to come in and the guy that owns a factory (screws, washers, etc), making money left and right (where in the 90's lost the house, the car, the wife, the dog, etc). Both friends of mine. When are we going to find balance in our freaking society??

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    6 Its a problem but the Kirchner model is to run a surplus at all costs.The Brasilians wont moan too much as their exports are growing 20% a year to Argentina.
    Long term this wont work though making factories lazy.The emphasis must be put on improving productivity.Fiat closing for two days is a kick in the culo for the government so i think we will see change here quite soon.

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601


    what do you mean by ” making factories lazy?

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    I mean with imports being slowed or even blocked the local manufacturers can sell plenty of product while being inefficent which wont do Argentina any good long term.
    The car manufacturers have improved leaps and bounds but why havent the autopartistas been able to rerach more than 30% local content on Argentine made cars.The local market is too easy for them with restrictions and they are too busy selling to the aftermarket rather than pushing for Original sales.

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Jan 13th, 2012 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    9 O gaga

    At last, welcome to the real world!

    I have being saying this for weeks and all you have done is deny it and berate me.

    The CFK model will not CONSISTENTLY work!

    And now it looks like one of the nadirs of the cycle.

    Now wait and see what inflation does. Remember, I predict an August 2011 to July 2012 rate of 35% IN THE REAL ECONOMY, not CFK's head.

    Want to take a bet?

    Jan 13th, 2012 - 09:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    absolutely you are living in cloud cookoo land.
    I have never said Argentina under the Kirchners is perfect but its damn well run.In fact alot better than any Euro state includeing the City.However unlike you I admit Argentinas failures

    Jan 14th, 2012 - 01:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    12 O gaga

    OK then. On 31st July 2012 (I have made a note) we shall see who is correct.

    BTW, what is YOUR estimate of annual inflation for the period chosen, you have never committed yourself on this.

    Jan 14th, 2012 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    Christy I dont beleive either the official(which is a disgrace)or the opposition.I would say its in the middle about 16% which I have been saying all along.
    We will indeed see who is correct by the end of July.Inflation will fall in 2012

    Jan 14th, 2012 - 10:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    One thing I never mentioned is Argentinean mfg products SUCK. That why there are so many imports. Ever hear of an Argentinian computer, cell phone, iron, washer dryer, towel, sheets the list goes on and on, anywhere outside of Argentina? Nope, Soy and cars to Brazil maybe some exotic food products to EU but it is insignificant to both parties.
    The shelves are going to look like Soviet Russia and be 3x more expensive than anywhere else for crappy products. Good grief what retards.

    Jan 14th, 2012 - 04:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tigre2000

    Hey Yankee Boy,
    You spend your time and energy on this site whinging like a nieve
    envious fat parasite tell me what have the Argentine people ever done to you?
    Go back home your just a low life weak parasite I pity you.

    Jan 16th, 2012 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    Good question

    Jan 16th, 2012 - 09:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I am here to give an accurate account to what is happening there, the real facts that the RG bloggers don't like to talk about.
    Plus I find it fascinating how a land so rich in opportunity can be squandered by a corrupt government and a stupid/narcissistic population. Why are you here?

    Jan 16th, 2012 - 09:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tigre2000

    Im here as a proud Argentine you gangsta Yankee parasite,
    Your a simple brainwashed Junky who has no idea about other countries
    and cultures, the only culture you know is your own your intent on this site
    is for malice which make you weak, you are an embarassment to your nation
    Argentina has had an economic boom for the past ten years and hopefully will continue to do so for its own cause with out foreign interference you know
    the world has caught up with America's past dirty dealings.

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 08:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I find it fascinating that anyone could be proud to be from that horrible place. That's one of the reasons I read this blog. The posts are incredulous! RGs preening on how great a place they come from when there are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of their citizen living Illegally in a country they were taught to hate (USA) .

    Have you ever seen how long the line is at the US Embassy in Palermo? It's about a block long every day changing out 3x-4x a day! FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS!

    So why are you proud? Is it your Military? Is it the great opportunity that poor people can make a better life? Is it the great medical care and universities? Can you name something... actually anything that makes your country so great? Come on give it a try!!

    BTW I saw the Margaret Thatcher movie last night, best line of the movie “SINK IT”

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    Yankeeboy, now we are getting personal , so “ sink it” is the best line of the movie? Check this line out : GO FUCK YOURSELF !!!

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    My my how touchy..

    I guess you shouldn't have had a war ship in a war zone. bet you'll think twice next time.

    Typical RG thinking your actions will have no reactions. Guess you found out that's not always the case.

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    I lost some friends in the sinking of the Belgrano ! what you are doing is embracing the loss of life . As a soldier, I go where they send me regardless if I agree or not .

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 03:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    and she had every right to sink it.

    People die in war and the leaders should think about the consequences prior to putting them into action.

    The loss of life is tragic but the action was warranted. It was a grave miscalculation of some very stupid and arrogant thugs. Too bad young guys had to pay for their recklessness.

    Is that why you gave up living in Argentina?

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    the loss of 40,000 + Americans in Vietnan was warranted or justified? Fuck no !

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Umm the “action” we are taking about is Margaret Thatcher's “SINK IT”...yep warranted. Try to pay attention to the conversation please.

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    24 yankeeboy

    The thing that gets me over the Falklands War (there are no Malvinas) is how the very same Argies who claim to have a great government have forgotten how it came about!

    The Argie Military LOST and this allowed the Argentinean people to achieve democracy - because of the Brits! BUT are they greatfull, hell no.

    Mind you, if I had a bunch of wannabbee thugs and gangsters sucking the tit like they have AND Peronista Fascists to boot, I don't think I would be very happy.

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601


    Like I said before, GO FUCK YOURSELF !

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Great Come back! You should be proud of your English skills!

    So why did you flee your own country and take refuge in mine? Slight possibility of Prison in yours ...maybe....I wonder..

    I thought all the higher ups that lost the Falkland war were living in London not Texas?

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 08:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    You should be proud of your English skills! ... Thanks ! I appreciate that.

    did you flee your own country? Did I ? No, sunshine. I left on my own and BTW, you can trace my ancestors back to the first Governor of “La Florida” in the 1540, so basically it was my country before it became yours :-))))

    Talking about Texas, all my pals fly to Argentina every year to hunt, love the country, don't get involved in our shit (politics) , that's the way it suppose to be.

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 10:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Can't all mestizos be traced back to one conqueror or another at some point?

    Jan 17th, 2012 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Artillero 601

    I don't know anything about your family though

    Jan 18th, 2012 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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