We must continue looking for creative solutions that allow us to increase income from exports and savings due to the effective substitution of imports, Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, head of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), affirmed today in this capital.

From the Chamber of Commerce, in person and by videoconference, Malmierca closed the II Economic-Productive Conference which, organized with the support of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and the government from the national level and to the territories, is consolidated with the active contribution of institutions like that and the National Association of Economists and Accountants (ANEC), he said.

He stressed that in the previous edition good practices of economic actors were exposed, then only hundreds of micro, small and medium enterprises, but today Mipymes exceed 3,500 and together with cooperatives they have become a necessary element to consider in the process of economic revitalization.

He pointed out that starting from the fact that the chaining of all of them with the socialist state company is vital for the growth and development of our economy, we consider that the exchanges (with ministers) have been fruitful because with a constructive and optimistic approach, the analyzes have been focused on the obstacles that limit such links.

The head of MINCEX specified the need not only to provide an answer or solution in the shortest possible time, but also to continue working to achieve an effective articulation of the new economic actors with local development.

He expressed that in this second edition the academy, through prestigious professors and researchers, also contributed ideas in the debates, and constitutes an essential element in the effort to seek answers from innovation.

Malmierca congratulated the entities nominated for the Business Management award granted by the ANEC, and which finally deserved, in the category of production of goods, the Molecular Engineering Center and, in the category of services, the Territorial Division of Sancti Spíritus de the National Company of Computer Applications DESOFT.

A prestigious jury with personalities from various institutions selected them based on their relevant economic and productive results, in an integral manner.

He also awarded special mentions, in the first group, to the companies INPUD Primero de Mayo, from Villa Clara; of Dairy Products and Confectionery of Pinar del Río and Pesquera Industrial Santa Cruz del Sur of Camagüey (Episur), and in the case of those of services to the Experimental Station of Pastures and Forages Indio Hatuey, of Matanzas.

Likewise, in the final session of the day, the highest authorities of ANEC, of ​​the private entity Dofleini S.R.L. and the Yellow Pages of the Cuban Telecommunications Company signed a letter of intent for the consolidation of the Business Guide for Economic Actors, presented at the opening of the forum.