Lacalle Pou Wants Uruguay to Compete in an Unprotected Foreign Trade Scenario




Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said Thursday during the virtual Export Day celebrations that “we like to play on a large court, and not on a small, protected one.”

The event was held under the motto “Regional economy: What to expect in the coming months?”

Lacalle added that “the head of the Government is to strengthen our market, facilitate procedures and structurally address the prices of producing, industrializing and providing services.“

The Uruguayan leader said his administration was focused on strengthening Mercosur as well as on world commerce, by reducing tariffs, coupled with an efficient port and streamline bureaucratic procedures.

Also attending the event were Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado; Minister of Economy and Finance Azucena Arbeleche; Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo; Banco República CEO Salvador Ferrer; the head of the Exporters Union, Andrea Roth, and analysts Salvador Di Stefano, from Argentina, and Gustavo Segré, from Brazil.

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