“We want fair treatment with foreign women and Chinese women” in matters of trade, fought José Abugaber, president of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Concamin), when supporting the initiative promoted by the Ministry of Economy to reform the Commercial Code.
The leader of Mexico’s industrialists reported that there is a commitment from the head of the Ministry of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier, to define the agenda that strengthens the domestic market, in the face of foreign adversities, which should be concluded before end the year 2021.
“We are asking for policies that help us in the domestic market in the sense that they give us the same treatment, the large commercial chains, as they give them to the Chinese and foreigners, do not make refunds or apply discounts, we want a fair treatment in the issue of foreign trade and that is what we are fighting for, “the president of Concamin told El Economista.
During her appearance in Congress, Secretary Clouthier presented the initiative to force large commercial chains to pay industrialists within a maximum period of 20 days, as they do with the rest of their international suppliers.
“In relation to the issue of MSMEs, one last point I want to announce is that today we are putting at your disposal a proposal to reform the Commercial Code so that you can make it yours. Whose purpose is to guarantee timely payment to MSMEs. This proposal proposes that large commercial chains pay their small suppliers within a period of no more than 20 business days from the issuance of the invoice, ”Clouthier told the deputies.
The sector impacted by the payment is represented by the National Association of Self-service and Department Stores (ANTAD).
In this context, José Abugaber said that “it is necessary not to forget that our industry is an important part of global supply chains, so it is essential to ensure that investments in Mexico are not lost due to strategic market considerations, and not necessarily to the national demand ”, said the leader of the national industry.