Speaking to Uruguayan tabloid newspaper “La República,” president José Mujica admitted that commercial relations with Argentina are complicated due to the import restrictions implemented by president Crisitna Fernández de Kirchner’s government.
He said “Commercial relations with Argentina are very complicated, because they adopt policies which can cause obstacles.”
The president denied planning the use of mirror measures in counter-attack, but admitted that “something will have to be done” because “internal markets are valuable.”
Mujica also questioned some Uruguayan proposals, such as denouncing Argentina to the World Trade Organisation, which could affect Argentine real estate investment in Uruguay.
This comes after Argentina began to require non-automatic import licences, a measure which affects Uruguayan sales of products, such as cardboard, textiles, paper and plastic. It also blocks newsprint, magazines and books.