Experts recommend depoliticized Mercosur
In their opinion, the private sector is liable for Mercosur good working order
Specialists in integration think that the success of Venezuela's full membership with the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) lies in the active participation of the domestic private business and "depoliticizing" the subject.
A few days ahead of the signing of the protocol, attorney and expert Juan Korody pointed out at the beginning of a session of speeches hosted by the Venezuelan-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce (Cavernarg) that "this entry is fully legal and constitutional."
He also commented that in addition to the political willingness shown by the presidents of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, the expansion of that market emerges as a need to standardize economic policies and give a tremendous momentum to the regional economy."
The lawyer explained that as set forth in the 1999 Constitution, Venezuela may be a party to political and trade agreements without clashing with any domestic law.
In the opinion of Benjamín Tripier, the president of the Chamber Advisory Council, "this is a very important opportunity for Venezuela to reach its industrialization."
To his mind, Mercosur "is the result of the political momentum of the parties, but its good working order lies mainly in private companies. I understand that Argentinean and Brazilian businessmen have come to Venezuela, waiting for the timing to settle down in the country."
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."