Uruguay Border Free Shop meeting postponed until 2016

South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL and trade group Camara de Empresarios de Free Shops del Uruguay (CEFSU) have announced that the Third Border Meeting that was to be held in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina on November 16-17, has been postponed until some time in 2016.

A joint announcement released under the signatures of ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray and CEFSU Secretary General Caros Loaiza on Sept 10, cited the probability of a run-off election in Argentina and the current political and economic situation in Brazil among the reasons for the cancelation of this year’s meeting.

“The reasons that led to this decision are headed by the almost certain second round (Ballotage) in the elections for president of Argentina which would be on Sunday, November 22, and the complex political and economic situation in Brazil. It is not possible to hold the meeting at an earlier date than planned given its proximity to the event TFWA and the upcoming opening of Melancia Shopping, nor post-dated given the proximity to the end of the year.

“Therefore, with great expectations, we look forward to gather together again on the 3rd Border Meeting in 2016.”