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Argentina Could Increase Grains Export Taxes – Official

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine government has not ruled out the possibility of increasing taxes on food exports as part of its effort to control high inflation, the president’s Deputy Chief of Staff Cecilia Todesca said in a local radio interview on Thursday, February 4th.

Consumer prices in the grains exporting country rose by more than 36% last year, heaping economic problems on families also hit by a recession that started in 2018 and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I do not rule out anything,” Todesca said when asked by radio station El Destape if the government . . .

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