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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Macroeconomics With strikes and farmers meeting en masse to protest the new export taxes, the Argentine government has decided, for the moment anyway, to leave the export taxes at 30 percent for soybeans and 15 percent for wheat, corn, and barley. Even so, Congress has given Argentina’s new Presidential administration the power to increase these taxes by an additional 3 percent if they wish.  The new governor of the Buenos Aires province also recently passes a law that allows him to increase taxes further. The law came after hard negotiations and concessions by both sides. One of the most controversial provisions in the law is the real estate tax that will increase between 15-75 percent, depending on the value of the property...

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