Latam officials in talks to push Argentina auto exports
Government officials throughout Latin America are working on ways to help push automobile exports coming from Argentina.
While the country’s automobile production in January (2020) rose 39.7% year-over-year to 20,683 units, exports dropped 54.2% to 8,691 units, according to the country's vehicle manufacturers association Adef. The domestic market (dealership sales) was also down by more than 14% in the same comparison.
Meeting at the end of February were Argentina foreign affairs minister Felipe Solá (pictured) and a delegation of federal secretaries. They met with four ambassadors, being Daniel Scioli (Brazil), Carlos Tomada (Mexico), Carlos ‘Chacho’ Alvarez (Peru), Alberto Iribarne (Uruguay), and Domingo Peppo (Paruguay).
Argentina union representatives Ricardo Pignanelli from SMATA (mechanics and transport) and Raúl Torres from UOM (metallurgical workers) were also present during discussions.