Venamcham calls the government for further talks
They are afraid that the Venezuelan production sector is "battered"
The Venezuelan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Venamcham) advocated "open dialogue" between the Venezuelan government and the private sector.
Venamcham president Carlos Tejera voiced concern about the sinking domestic production as imports skyrocket. This means that the production sector is "battered."
Nobody wants shortage; all of we want to create jobs; therefore, we need to join efforts," he predicated.
The executive director lamented that the business sector has not fully assimilated the impact of the Labor Law and the Law on Fair Costs and Prices, insofar as it has to fit in new legal instruments endorsed via enabling law, in the absence of previous talks.
Further, the Venamcham president reported that trade exchange with the United States remains strong, particularly in the field of import of food and machinery.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."