Not the Way to Improve the Business Climate

Salvadoran industrialists claim that with the presidential veto of the administrative simplification law, the country has lost a valuable opportunity to improve the already deteriorated business climate.

Friday, October 13, 2017

EDITORIAL

With the veto of the Administrative Simplification Act, the Salvadoran government is sending a clear message to the business community and to society in general: There is no interest in paving the way for the private sector to generate more jobs and, consequently, more wealth and socioeconomic development.

Eduardo Cáder, president of the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI), said "during the inauguration of the industrial fair that, " ...With the presidential veto of the Administrative Simplification Law, the Salvadoran government is restricting its own management in order to streamline business processes. We can no longer continue to waste time in meetings that are only good for a photo opportunity, because there is "an urgent need to eliminate excessive bureaucracy and paperwork."

Elmundo.sv reports that "...The former President of the ASI, Javier Simán, recalled that this law was created in consultation with several government officials, deputies and trade unions. "It was a good proposal that should have been, if anything, observed, but not vetoed," he added. In addition to reducing paperwork, this proposal sought to eliminate corruption in bureaucratic processes. ´We feel that the President's veto was inappropriate, and we are asking whose side the President is on because we all want to fight corruption and that law would help us to do it´."



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