Argentine gov't pledges to defend national industry, employment

13:34, May 20, 2010      

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The Argentine government pledged Wednesday to safeguard national industry development and employment.

Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo told local media that Argentina is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and that "it's necessary to establish game rules for foreign trade which we have to keep to."

Randazzo made the remarks after President Cristina Fernandez denied in Spain that Argentina had been asked to stop importing food that could be produced domestically.

"It is important to say that Argentina did not stop its (food) imports," Randazzo said, adding that his country "will defend the development of the national industry and the employment of the people."

Interior Commerce Minister Guillermo Moreno ordered giving priority to the national foodstuff industry instead of importing, which elicited strong criticism from European and Brazilian ambassadors.

Despite the comments by Fernandez and Randazzo, the chambers for imports and exports said that "as there is no countermand at the moment, the restrictions should be observed."

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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