BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — A strike by Argentina’s truck drivers’ union ended just hours after it began on Oct. 24, after the government said it would take measures to lessen the impact of high inflation and export taxes, Reuters reported.
The Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities said grain exports were not affected by the work stoppage. Grain is transported via truck from the country’s grain belt region to export hubs along the river.
Reuters reported that the strike temporarily halted grains traffic on the highways but export companies had enough stock to keep loading cargo.
The Federation of Argentine Transporters (FETRA) wants higher hauling rates for grain transporters after the government announced it expected inflation at 42% this year.
The government is also increasing export taxes as part of its effort to erase the primary fiscal deficit, Reuters said.