President Alberto Fernandez heads this Tuesday the economic cabinet meeting at the Casa Rosada. The meeting takes place at a time when the Government seeks to accelerate an agreement with the IMF to restructure the US $ 44,000 debt and outlines the multi-year economic program that he promised to present to Congress in the first week of December.
The fall in reserve levels of the Central Bank and the prohibition to buy trips abroad in installments as a mechanism to contain the drain of dollars also cross the meeting in which the attention will be on in the exhibitions of the Minister of Economy, Martin Guzman, and in the holder of the BCRA, Miguel Pesce, who participates in the meeting virtually.
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The Chief of Cabinet also participates, Juan Manzur; Secretary of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz; The chancellor Santiago Cafiero, the Minister of Productive Development, Matias Kulfas; the one of Work, Claudio Moroni, the head of the AFIP, Mercedes Marcó del Pont, and the secretary of International Economic Relations, Cecilia Todesca Bocco.
During the meeting, in addition to review negotiations with the IMF and outline the parliamentary strategy until the end of the year, inflation will return to center stage, after the soaring of meat prices and the upward pressure in the final part of the year.
In the meeting between Fernández and his economic team, alternatives will be sought to guarantee stable values towards the end of the year festivities, as well as advances in the negotiation with the meat packing plants to supply beef at affordable prices.
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The Secretary of Domestic Commerce, Roberto Feletti, recently considered that a rise in withholdings was one of the tools that the Government could adopt to contain the local prices of meat, wheat and corn. However, the proposal is resisted by Kulfas and by the Minister of Agriculture, Julián Dominguez.
Earlier, Manzur held a meeting with the owner of the INDEC, Marco Lavagna, although the official information revealed that they spoke about the population census and not about the behavior of prices in the month that ends today.