In a bid to support the agricultural sector, Javier Milei, Argentina’s president-elect, has promised to intervene in the market and eliminate withholdings. His government plans to shrink the State and eliminate taxes to benefit this important sector, which accounts for 70% of Argentina’s total exports.
Fernando Vilella, an academic and former dean of the UBA, has been chosen by Milei to oversee agricultural policies. Vilella presented a paper outlining the main policies needed for the agricultural sector to grow in production and become more sustainable through the bioeconomy.
The Argentine Rural Society and Argentine Rural Confederations have expressed their support for Milei’s government and his intentions to work together to bring about radical change in current agricultural policies. They are calling for lowering and eliminating taxes and hope to see growth in Argentina’s agricultural sector soon.