Government regulated the Knowledge Economy Law which exports $6 bn annually

The Government regulated the Knowledge Economy Law, offering tax benefits to encourage activities in the sector, such as reduction of income tax, segmented according to the size of the company and a reduction of up to 70% in employer contributions. Knowledge-Based Services (KBS) companies export close to $6 billion a year, making the sector the country's third-largest export complex. Also, it employs over 250,000 workers, with average wages well above the rest of the economy.

Argentinean ships will not be allowed to emit greenhouse gases

The government enacted the law adopting the rules established in 1997 by the International Agreement on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, which prohibits vessels from emitting greenhouse gases. It is an agreement signed within the framework of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). It contains rules aimed at preventing and minimising pollution from ships, both accidental and from normal operations.

The Government will remove exporters who do not settle foreign exchange from the register of operators

Exporting companies must comply with the foreign exchange settlement to remain registered in the Single Registry of Operators of the Agro-industrial Chain (RUCA). In the case of cereal companies, this must fulfil within 15 days. The foreign currency settlement of the sector so far this year accumulates a drop of around 13.5% and would end … Continue reading The Government will remove exporters who do not settle foreign exchange from the register of operators

With an investment of almost $40 mn, Jan De Nul has in Argentina the most ecological dredger in the world

Jan De Nul, is a family company of Belgian origin, the leader in maritime and port infrastructure works. It has an annual turnover of $3 billion and more than 7000 employees worldwide. It has been operating in Argentina for 25 years and has 500 professionals. With an investment of almost 40 million dollars, its dredger "Afonso de Albuquerque" built one year ago in China is the first vessel in the planet that has a gas filtering system that achieves a certified reduction of 99% of the residual particles of the combustion.

The Government has spent $10.22 billion on gender policies

The Government has spent a total of 832.26 billion pesos ($10.22 bn) on programs that take into account the gender perspective up to the first half of November. Credits for gender policy programs grew this year by 37.7%, while those for the total budget rose by 56.5%. By 2021, the Government will incorporate the Potenciar Trabajo and the Tarjeta Alimentar programs into the Gender Budget (PPG) label. Both register an accrued expenditure in 2020 of 146.2 billion pesos (1.79 bn), with a 79.2% progress level.

Legislatures around the country agreed to create a special commission against climate change

The Argentine parliamentary authorities agreed on the importance of setting up a Federal Commission on Climate Change to join forces in the fight against this global problem that is increasingly affecting the Argentine territory. They are working today on a federal social awareness campaign aimed at joining efforts at all levels to prevent and mitigate its consequences.

Energy: the Government will extend the intervention of two key control bodies

The Secretary of Energy appointed today Soledad Manin as the new auditor of the Ente Nacional Regulador de la Electricidad (ENRE), the body in charge of controlling the distribution companies of the metropolitan area, Edenor and Edesur. And thus let know that there will be an extension in the intervention of the two autarkic bodies in charge of regulating the electricity and gas services.