20 March 2020 – Fixed prices for basic goods

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: National

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