Ensenada, B.C.- The support of Senator Martí Batres Guadarrama, President of the Senate of the Republic was decisive for the inclusion of Ensenada in the Border Strip for the purpose of reducing the Value Added Tax from 16 to 8%, Alejandro Jara Soria acknowledged.
The president of the National Chamber of the Industry of Transformation of Ensenada (Canacintra), said that during the time that the uncertainty reigned in this regard, he met personally and spoke on the phone several times with the legislator in whom he always found a proactive attitude in favor of the municipality.
The appreciation of Batres Guadarrama by Ensenada was evident this Saturday, during his first report of legislative activities at the head of the Senate in which, out of 1071 efforts made by him, he only referred to two, one of them related to the VAT issue, particularly to the collaboration with the Canacintra de Ensenada.
“… In support of women in Ensenada, Baja California who requested to be included in the Border Zone that they call Free Zone where taxes will be reduced to encourage investment, we worked with the president of Canacintra Ensenada Alejandro Jara Soria and Treasury officials to achieve it…”, said Batres Guadarrama, before representatives of the three powers of government and guests.
It is true that the benefits of lower VAT and ISR have been marginal, Jara Soria acknowledged, but every law is perfectible, and in this case, work will continue with Martí Batres Guadarrama himself, with other legislators and with tax authorities, to improve legislation and make the final consumer pay less.
The leader of the industrialists considered that Ensenada has in the president of the Senate of the Republic, an ally with great influence in the high spheres of the Federal Government in which he can support to manage benefits for the society in the entire municipality, so he will seek that Canacintra maintains a line of communication and work with him.
Other issues have already been raised, such as the need for a new IMSS hospital to be built in Ensenada, to promote a Small Industry Boost Program, in addition to meeting industrialists and the rest of the private sector.
The foregoing, without prejudice to the legislators representing Ensenada and Baja California in both houses and whose efforts must pay for the reduction of lags in infrastructure, incentives and progressive fiscal policies that allow companies and individuals to access better economic and social development conditions, he said.
He reiterated that Canacintra will invite Batres Guadarrama to visit Ensenada and hold a direct meeting with the business sector and, at the same time, thank him for his support, share a list of priorities for the municipality with the aim of finding support from the Senate to fulfill all the needs.