A number of industrialists called for providing raw materials and oil derivatives, pricing locally produced materials, providing facilities, securing fuels, providing sugar for industrial facilities in which the material is involved, and finding a solution to the practices of supply monitors.
During the meeting that brought together industrialists and representatives of the industrial and commercial sectors with the Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection, Dr. Amr Salem, in the Chamber of Industry in Damascus and its countryside today, the industrialists demanded a solution to the problems of pricing, high materials, financial taxes, workers’ wages, the issue of confusing grave and ordinary violations, and the problem of malicious complaints against some industrialists and the high costs of shipping. and the identification card for leather goods and other goods.
A number of industrialists stressed during the meeting the necessity of forming a committee to monitor smuggled goods with expertise and professionals with elements of consumer protection, solving the problems of the lack of oil derivatives for cars, providing the industrialists' needs for materials and production requirements, controlling markets and prices, and what is related to the application of the Consumer Protection Law.
In turn, Minister Salem stressed the importance of cooperation and partnership with industrialists in order to protect the national industry, provide the necessary facilities for it, solve the problems it faces, support it and secure the requirements for its continuation and development.
Minister Salem pointed out that the government is keen to overcome the obstacles facing the work of industrialists with regard to the implementation of the laws and regulations in force or even the executive instructions regarding Decree No. 8 containing the Consumer Protection Law, indicating that working groups of industrialists and traders will be formed to meet with the Economic Committee and issue decisions that facilitate work. He pointed to the difficulties in securing oil derivatives as a result of the economic blockade and working to solve it soon.
He pointed out that the ministry will provide the industrialists with their needs of sugar through tables prepared by the chambers and specifying the allocations for each factory on a periodic basis, and stressed that it is unacceptable to make diligence with regard to serious violations, and the ministry will work to determine them accurately to prevent blackmailing the observers of the trader and industrialist, calling on the industrialists to report any case of unfairness. are subjected to it.
Minister Salem indicated that everything that was presented in this meeting was very important and will be of interest to the ministry, which will provide solutions and procedures within the scope of its competence and will present it for discussion with industrialists to take the most appropriate decisions and measures.
The head of the Damascus Chamber of Industry and its countryside, Samer Al-Debs, confirmed that there is a common ground between the industrialists and the Ministry of Internal Trade to find solutions to several issues related to Law No. 8, pointing out that the ministry is working to secure oil derivatives for industrialists and provide sugar in the quantities required by industrialists.
Ahmed Suleiman - Muhannad Suleiman