02 / 27 / 2012
According to statements by Joaquin Infante, National Prize for Economics
2000, estimated that this year the number of private sector workers on
the island reaches the half-million or even above.
According to the vice president of the National Association of
Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), at present, more than 370
thousand people working in the private sector of the island, especially
in areas such as selling food, transportation passengers and rental housing.
In recent months we have implemented government facilities that
encourage non-state forms of employment, which are called to give an
important contribution to the economic update the guidelines promoted by
the Sixth Congress of the Communist Party, said in an interview with
The extension of the authorized activities, the adjustments to the tax
regime, the leased premises and the steps in order to create a wholesale
market stand out among the measures.
From this scenario, the amount of self-employed, as they say here, went
from 157,000 in October 2010 more than doubled.
For Infante, other action to enhance the contribution of private sector
services and increasing productivity is the beginning of training
courses for entrepreneurs.
It began about 200 for bookkeepers, collectors and payers in tax and
accounting issues simplified in the capital said the deputy minister of
National Executive Council of ANEC, a nongovernmental organization with
80 000 members.
According to the National Prize for Economics 2000, courses promoted by
the organization shortly to include small business owners.
"This is their business to prepare them to function efficiently, and
thus can provide a quality service to the population and contribute to
national productivity," he said.
About the process of economic renovation undertaken by Cuba, Infante
considered him a key concept for the development goals of the nation, in
an increasingly complex environment.
Externally, we have the ongoing impact of the economic, commercial and
financial embargo imposed by the United States to the island for over 50
years, which caused 975 billion dollars in losses, he said.
Also, added the expert-bearing structural economic crisis and the
planet, with its price fluctuations.