Antonio Cruz Rojas, president of Conacerd, affirms that the commercial and business sector have never had the interest that the products go up
The executive vice president of the National Council of Merchants and Entrepreneurs of the Dominican Republic (Conacerd), Antonio Cruz Rojas, cited several factors that influence the rise in the prices of some products in the Dominican market and stressed that it has nothing to do with merchants .
The merchant assured that the commercial and business sector have never had an interest in having products go up , because when this happens that forces the consumer to look for a cheaper product and vary the interest of consumption.
He indicated that the health crisis that the country is experiencing not only affects the agricultural sector, but also the stability in the exchange rate and this in turn imports, which influences the situation that is being lived and added that to this we must add the lack of working capital due to the number of unemployed and suspended workers.
He pointed out as another factor of the economic crisis, that around 52% of non-essential services MSMEs have not been able to reopen their operations and it is estimated that they will not be able to return to normal, which he said will raise the unemployment rate.
The Red Cross stated that at present they have channeled several proposals for alliances to the public sector to protect producers and their goods reach the final consumer with the least amount of intermediaries and thus lower costs.