Last week, the head of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Alex Contreras, presented the Unidos economic reactivation plan, which consists of 25 sectoral measures that seek to be implemented in the short and medium term. One of the Government’s proposals is to make changes to the agro-export regime.
Thus, one of the initiatives that the Executive Branch will send to the Congress of the republic It is a bill so that the contribution of large agro-exporters to EsSalud is reduced from 8% to 6% in 2024 and from 9% to 6% by 2025. While in the case of small companies in said sector they would continue contributing 6% of the agricultural worker’s remuneration.
Given this, the former Minister of Economy, Pedro Francke, warns that this measure would imply “giving” S/400 million to large agro-exporters during the 2 years of validity, and would cause a loss of the same amount to EsSalud; That is, there would be S/400 million less in medicines, ultrasounds, laboratory tests and health care. healthwhich would affect the workers served in these establishments.
“The Government’s proposal is to lower that contribution rate for large agricultural exporters to 6% during the years 2024 and 2025, that is, they pay 2% less in 2024 and 3% less in 2025 than what is established in the law. There would be no benefits for small and medium-sized agricultural producers., for whom it is not proposed to reduce the contribution rate to social health security; “It’s only for the greats,” the economist warned through his column published in the weekly Hildebrandt in his Thirteen.
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