07 de julio de 2016 14:18 PM
Actualizado el 07 de julio de 2016 14:26 PM
The mistaken policies the Chavista socialist government has implemented for 17 years have negatively affected the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the Venezuelan economy (agro-industry, industry, and trade, respectively). The tertiary sector is the most hit by the deterioration of the first two. The strongest evidence is that some 300 shops close their doors every day nationwide, according to the National Council of Commerce and Services (Consecomercio).
“Wide deterioration of the agro-food and industrial production -mainly due to expropriations- has seriously hit the trade sector. We estimate some 300 stores close their doors nationwide every day, as they lack products and raw materials to meet final consumers’ needs,” Consecomercio Vice-President José Chirinella told private radio station “Unión Radio.”
Chirinella added that the government has taken over “more than 4 million productive hectares,” thus damaging the trade subsector.
He further warned that this situation may worsen with the implementation of state-run Local Supply and Production Taskforces (CLAP).