With almost twenty businessmen and producers, the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador agreed this Wednesday, September 21, to adjust the Package Against Inflation and Famine (Pacic), which aims to maintain prices in 24 basic products, reported Ricardo Sheffield Padilla, head of Profeco, after the meal called by the president.
“Yes, it will reinforce the plan (anti-inflationary)but with additional actions and the President will announce them in a few days”, he said.
He assured that the members of the private initiative are willing and the meeting, which lasted two hours, was “affable.”
The reinforcement of this plan will be led by Rogelio Ramírez de la O, Secretary of the Treasury. The attorney anticipates that even some products will go down, such as the bread and tortilla.
“Some products have conditions to go down because there was a very, very large increase, for example in wheat, now wheat is going down, yellow corn is going down in price, that should be reflected soon in the national market.”
In March, the federal Executive and the initiative began the application of the Pacic, with which it is sought that 24 basic basket products such as oil, tuna, rice, milk, egg, tortillaamong others, do not increase, while the government reduces tariffs for importing products, among other actions.
Prior to the meeting, in which tamales were served, as the President had announced in his conference, Sheffield Padilla stated that there were concerns about increases in onions and potatoes, included in this list of 24; however, their representatives would not attend the meeting.
At the end of this event, businessmen such as Juan Antonio González, from Maseca; Altagracia Gómez, president of the Board of Directors of Minsa; and Antonio Suárez Gutiérrez, from Grupo Marítimo Industrial, refused to give statements to the press, as did Tatiana Clouthier, Secretary of the Economy.