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The Argentine Government desists from increasing the tax on wines and sparkling wines

The Government of Argentina desisted from the idea of ​​increasing domestic taxes on the sale of wines and sparkling wines as part of a broad tax reform project that will be sent to the Parliament next Monday.

Buenos Aires, Nov 9 (EFE) .- The Government of Argentina desisted from the idea of ​​increasing internal taxes on the sale of wines and sparkling wines as part of a broad reform project tributary that will be sent to Parliament next Monday.

"The tax reform will not include the increase of internal taxes on wine and sparkling wines," the Presidency reported today. argentina.

The decision was communicated after the Argentine president, Mauricio Macri, met this Thursday with the official Alfredo Cornejo, governor of the province of Mendoza (west), the largest wine producer in Argentina.

Last week, the Macri government had announced that it proposed increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages as part of a tax reform that will be sent to Congress for debate.

The proposal generated complaints from the industry and the wine producing provinces.

"By decision of the President Mauricio Macri will not include in the tax reform proposed by the national government the increase of internal taxes on wine and sparkling wines, "the Presidency said in a statement. brief statement.

After the meeting with Macri, Cornejo confirmed that it was the president himself who informed him of his decision.

The governor, together with the wine sector and the minister of Economy, Infrastructure and Energy of Mendoza, Martin Kerchner, held a meeting on Wednesday with the Argentine Production Minister, Francisco Cabrera, who was asked "the reasons why wines and sparkling wines could not support an internal tax. "

" We understand that we have been heard. so it remains at 0%, "said the governor in a statement.

In addition to wine, other sectors have objected to the tax reform, such as the sugar, which resists an increase in the tax on sugary drinks, and the manufacturers of electronic products, which fear that a tax reduction on imported products will affect the local industry.

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