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July 03, 2019
Grobocopatel clarified who should disappear: “The mistake was to talk about sectors and not companies“
The agricultural entrepreneur said that if companies "do not do things well, they will do badly". Grobocopatel called for changes in the public sector through laws. "If in 10 years we can not make those reforms with this treaty, it's going to go wrong," he said.

Agroindustrial entrepreneur Gustavo Grobocopatel clarified his statements about the "disappearance" of productive sectors and now called for a "strengthening of capitalism" in Argentina, with a state of "better quality" and more integration to the world.

"The mistake of that comment was to talk about sectors and not companies. But the reality, what happens is that there are many companies that go wrong, even mine went wrong, I had capitalize with funds, I lost part of my company, I had to restructure myself in some way. That companies go bad is common in the world, "said the agricultural producer.

"The difference in Argentina, with respect to other countries, is that while many companies are doing poorly, there are no new companies that appear. That is the difference with the developed countries. That is the dynamic: there are tasks that are carried out today, which are not going to be carried out in the future and these questions can happen. What this Mercosur-EU treaty does is that it puts into debate how far we should go, and how, to turn the page of this process of creating poverty, "he added.

In this context, he advocated the creation of jobs that are sustainable over time and of quality. "This has to do with the creation of companies, investment in science and technology and education," he said.

Grobocopatel was left in the middle of the controversy after affirming that in Argentina some (economic) sectors should "disappear". "There has to be more new than old that cease to exist," he said days ago, when he publicly analyzed the agreement with the EU for the first time.

"This treaty forces the private and public sector to go another way. The public sector with reforms and transformations, from the laws, so that we are competitive. If in 10 years we can not make those reforms with this treaty, it will go wrong. If we do them, we will do well. We have to trust in the work capacity of the Argentines. We can not pre-condemn ourselves to defeat and failure. I do not condemn a sector or a company, they can even be from my sector or my own company, but if it does not do things right, it will go wrong, "he said.

"The good thing is that this puts the boat in the right direction, which is the direction of integration into the world of competitiveness. That will favor us all, with better work, quality, we will progress and have access to quality goods and services, "he said Wednesday in dialogue with radio AM770.

"We have 10 years ahead to solve macroeconomic imbalances such as inflation, the exchange rate, fiscal imbalances," he ventured, and anticipated that if a solution is not reached in that regard there is a risk of creating twice the poverty as today, estimated in 32%.

The agricultural leader celebrated the tariff reduction that would grant the understanding with the Europeans, among which soy stands out, its main export product. "By taking out tariffs and giving us a quota to sell products with added value, this agreement is fundamental to industrialize, to generate sales. Without this agreement this was a utopia. The world that closes, is relative, the world exports, Argentina and Brazil are the most closed countries on the planet, "said the businessman.

Grobocopatel acknowledged that the "productive structure" of the country is "weak" and regretted the misapplication of capitalism in Argentina. "When a company sells less prices go down but it does not happen here. This is due to the lack of a supply structure, due to lack of investment during so many years, due to lack of competitiveness. There, capitalism expresses the worst of itself. We have to go to a strengthening of capitalism, with a state of better quality, with integration to the world, "he said.

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