Footwear: Factory Closes in El Salvador

For the time that the State of Emergency is in effect, the authorities ordered the paralysis of the activities of the production plant of the company ADOC, located in Montecarmelo, Soyapango.

Monday, May 18, 2020

On May 14, the company faced an inspection by the Ministry of Labor, in which seven inspectors, escorted by agents of the National Civil Police, a contingent of soldiers from the Armed Forces and reporters, demanded to verify the working conditions in the production of supplies for the emergency, the company reported.

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The statement notes that the company has complied "... fully with the laws and executive decrees issued for this emergency, applying all measures of hygiene, health and biosecurity." However, it was ordered to stop work at the Montecarmelo work center, during the validity of Decree 593, alleging that because it is a company dedicated to the footwear manufacturing industry.

The document adds that arbitrarily "... yellow ribbons were placed on the main gate of our campus. We are disconcerted by all these actions against the productive sector."

According to CentralAmericaData reports, it is projected that after the quarantine is lifted, the demand for men's shoes in El Salvador will decrease by about 2% from the levels reported prior to the beginning of the crisis.

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