The Package Against Inflation and Fars, applied by the Government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to control the increase in prices of products in the basic basket, has not worked. Representatives of the Private Initiative (IP) in Jalisco agreed on this.
César Castro Rodríguez, coordinator of the Council of Industrial Chambers of Jalisco (CCIJ), affirmed that the package is a “little improvement” and not a real palliative for people with the lowest incomes.
“The federal program is an improvement that it will not really solve the serious problem, which is a global issue. We are not attacking the underlying problem. You have to see the productivity, the countryside and all the sectors that produce and you have to support them”, he said.
The president of Coparmex Jalisco, Carlos Villaseñor Franco, stressed that measures are required to deal with the situation and warned that the gasoline subsidy will affect national finances.
“We see that there are no results in the program, hence the federal government is announcing a second stage, an adjustment to the plan,” he said.
For his part, Raúl Uranga Lamadrid, head of the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce (Canaco), described as worrying that not even with the price control of the Federation has the rise in basic products lowered.
“The issue is that the products that are in the price control plan do not represent 100 percent of the basic basket and that may have the effect that inflation is not being controlled. In Jalisco, in terms of food, we reached 12% in inflation in May, with which it is reflected that it has not been controlled,” he said.
The federal program only included 24 of the 40 products established in the basic basket. Despite the measure, at least 15 raised their cost.
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