Delays in sale of US dollars lash some 80% of Venezuelan companies
The Venezuelan-American Chamber of Trade and Industry stressed the need for dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and the private food sector
Tejera told private news TV channel Globovisión that 70-80% of VenAmCham affiliates have reported delays and a reduction in the amount of US dollars they are sold by the Foreign Exchange Administration Commission (Cadivi).
He said that delays in permits and non-domestic production certificates have also hit the food trade chain. "Some firms report delays from three to six months."
Tejara remarked that labor issues have played a role as well. He highlighted "the need to engage in dialogue so as to clearly establish in the Organic Labor Law the protection of food production and transport so as to prevent these activities from being the target of unjustified actions by trade unions."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
María Fernanda Astudillo is a store analyst for Alimentos Polar working at the company's facilities in La Yaguara. At only 23 years of age, she has made a career in that company where she has worked for the last six years. Now, besides her responsibilities, which include overseeing shipping/receiving and warehousing of goods, she is taking part in the roundtable discussions among the other companies operating in the La Yaguara industrial park, the Government and the workers exploring possible ways of coping with the order to expropriate the land.