20 March 2020 – Fixed prices for basic goods

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Food and necessities
Sectors Involved: Industry interventions
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Argentine Government established maximum price increases for certain products for a period of 30 days. This includes staple food, beverages and personal hygiene products. Sanitizers, gel alcohol and thermometers have also been included in the list of products.

Businesses may not sell listed products at a price higher than they were on March 6. This policy applies to “hypermarkets”, wholesale and retail supermarkets, mini markets, stores and small kiosks.

On April 7, the Government asked public institutions to comply with this policy, as overpriced food had been purchased by the Ministry of Social Development.
Full details here: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/preciosmaximos