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Martin Guzmán

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Martín Maximiliano Guzmán (Born October 12, 1982) is an Argentine economist and civil servant. He was Minister of Economy of Argentina from December 10, 2019 to July 2, 2022.[1]

Martín Guzmán
Minister of Economy
In office
10 December 2019 – 2 July 2022
PresidentAlberto Fernández
Preceded byHernán Lacunza (as Minister of the Treasury)
Succeeded bySilvina Batakis
Personal details
Born (1982-10-12) 12 October 1982 (age 41)
La Plata, Argentina
Political partyIndependent
Frente de Todos (since 2019)
Alma materNational University of La Plata
Brown University (PhD)

Minister of Economy[change | change source]

On December 10, 2019, he was appointed as Minister of Economy of Argentina by President Alberto Fernández. His first measures were the renegotiation of the country's foreign debt and the Law of Solidarity and Productive Reactivation that created the PAÍS tax. and set a new withholding scheme. A 30% tax was set for transactions with credit cards outside the country and for the acquisition of foreign currency for savings, the rates that were in force in 2015 in the tax on personal assets were reintroduced and holdings of financial assets were taxed in the Exterior.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alberto Fernández presentó a su gabinete de ministros y dijo que ya está negociando con el FMI". La Nación. December 6, 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  2. "Fernández's economic emergency law wins approval in Senate". Buenos Aires Times. 23 December 2019.
  3. "Argentina unemployment rate hit 13.1% in second quarter". Reuters. 23 September 2020.

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