Observatory Of Prices And Availability Of Supplies, Goods And Services. Creation.

Original Language Title: Observatorio de Precios y Disponibilidad de Insumos, Bienes y Servicios. Creación.

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Law 26,992

Price and Availability Observatory of Insured, Goods and Services. Creation. Sanctioned: September 17, 2014 Enacted: September 18, 2014

The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation, meeting in Congress, etc., are sanctioned by law:

ARTICLE 1-Create in the scope of the application authority, the Price and Availability Observatory of the Insured, Goods and Services, as a technical agency in order to monitor, relieve and systematize the prices and the availability of inputs, goods and services that are produced, marketed and provided in the territory of the Nation.

ARTICLE 2 °-The Observatory of Prices and Availability of Insured, Goods and Services shall be chaired by the holder of the implementing authority and shall be composed of one (1) representative of the Chief of Staff of Ministers, who shall exercise the Vice-Presidency, one (1) representative of the Ministry of the Interior and Transport, one (1) representative of the Ministry of Industry, one (1) representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, one (1) representative of the Ministry of Planning Federal, Public Investment and Services, one (1) representative of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, one (1) representative of the Ministry of Economy and Public Finance and three (3) representatives of the legally constituted and duly registered Associations of Users and Consumers. The holder of the implementing authority shall also invite the public or private bodies and institutions, provincial or local, which, by virtue of their competence or function, contribute to the achievement of the objectives set out in the Centre. The application authority will be responsible for the choice of the User and Consumer Associations that will integrate the Price and Availability Observatory of the Insured, Goods and Services. The implementing authority shall convene the representatives of the ministries referred to in the first subparagraph, the intervention of which it considers necessary in accordance with the particular circumstances of the case. The call shall comprise at least one (1) ministerial representative and one (1) representative of the User and Consumer Associations. The concurrency of the convoked shall be compulsory. For the purposes of the correct operation of the Price and Availability Observatory of Insured, Goods and Services, the regulations will establish the integration of the necessary support agencies for the development of the tasks entrusted by the Article 1 ° of the present. The Centre shall lay down its rules of procedure within a maximum of 60 days from the date of its establishment.

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Article 3-For the purpose of fulfilling its tasks, the Price and Availability Observatory of the Insured, Goods and Services may recommend to the implementing authority the requirement of: (a) All documentation relating to the commercial rotation of the business or economic operator. In this case, any information relating to the cost structure, profitability or any information that may affect the company, in relation to its competitors, will be reserved and confidential, and will be exclusively used by the Observatory and/or of the implementing authority; (b) Reports to public or private bodies. Likewise, the Price and Availability Observatory of Insured, Goods and Services may recommend to the implementing authority the publication of the prices and the availability of sale of the inputs, goods or services produced and provided. In order to make transparent access to information on prices and availability of inputs, goods and services offered in the territory of the Nation and to promote greater protection of consumers and users, the authority of The Centre may provide at any time the full or partial publication of the prices and the availability of inputs, goods and services which the Centre has relieved.

Article 4 °-The monitoring, relief and systematization of the prices and the availability of inputs, goods and services produced, marketed and/or provided in the territory of the Nation will be carried out ex officio by the Observatory of Prices and Availability of Insured, Goods and Services. Without prejudice to the provisions of the first subparagraph, the implementing authority may request the Centre to monitor, relieve and systematize the prices and the availability of an input, either or service.

Article 5 °-If in the performance of its functions, the Observatory of Prices and Availability of Insured, Goods and Services will detect acts or behaviors that could generate distortions in the market and in the processes of price formation to issue an opinion concerning the evolution of prices and the availability of certain input, good or service and the relationship with its cost structure, and to inform the implementing authority.

Article 6 °-The implementing authority, may entrust to the Observatory of Prices and Availability of Insured, Goods and Services, the performance of a technical opinion in terms of prices and/or availability of inputs, goods and services, with prior to the exercise of the powers provided for in Article 2 (a), (b), (c) and (d) of Law 20,680.

ARTICLE 7 °-This law is of public order and shall govern from the day following its publication in the Official Gazette.

ARTICLE 8 °-Commune to the national executive branch.

GIVEN IN THE SESSION HALL OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN BUENOS AIRES, AT THE SEVENTEEN DAYS OF THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER OF THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.

-REGISTERED UNDER NO 26,992-

BELOVED BOUDOU. -JULIAN A. DOMINGUEZ. -Lucas Chedrese. -Juan H. Estrada.

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Date of publication: 19/09/2014

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