MONTEVIDEO, Feb 9 (UYPRESS) – The approval by Argentina of 93 non-automatic licenses will reach US$5 million and the most benefited item was mainly clothing.
The Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Roberto Kreimerman, informed today in the Permanent Commission of the parliament that Argentina approved 93 non-automatic licenses of the 138 that were pending.
Along with Kreimerman, Foreign Minister Luis Almagro, the Undersecretary of Economy and Finance, Luis Porto, and the National Director of Industries, Sebastián Torres, attended the call.
Kreimerman added that in 2011 a special commission formed by both governments processed 402 licenses. The minister said that the Government will continue working to facilitate the commercial flow with Argentina and will appeal to the existing instruments to expedite the approval of non-automatic licenses.
In 2011, Uruguay exported US$588 million to Argentina, which implied an increase of 17%, compared to 2010. On the other hand, 42% of exports to that destination were medium and high technology products, such as trucks. , leather for car upholstery and electrical systems.
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UyPress – Uruguayan News Agency