The PSOE considers foreign trade key to recover the Huelva companies that are committed to internationalization. In this sense, the Huelva senator and Socialist spokesman for Commerce in the Upper Chamber, Jesús González Márquez, has underlined the importance of vindicating the role of foreign trade of Spanish companies and has opted that “lhe internationalization of the economy of this country is one of the most solid bases of economic recovery “. González Márquez stressed that “it is necessary to address the new challenges of foreign trade, the consequences of the coronavirus crisis and future challenges after the economic recovery.”
These demonstrations are produced as a result of the Senate yesterday, by a large majority, passing a motion of the Socialist Group directed at urge the Government to implement an action plan for the internationalization of the Spanish economy and support for the foreign sector.
In this sense and after his speech in the Upper House, González has highlighted that the province of Huelva “has many companies that have commercial interests abroad, therefore, pushing their internationalization could be key for them to recover more agility and speed, with a suitable policy of relations with the countries with which this exchange of interests works ”, something that, as he stressed,“ we must address as a province , with all the socio-economic agents involved, to help together the speedy recovery of the provincial economy ”.
“Give answers to exporting companies, where Huelva is a special reference, with palliative measures to address the urgent and future challenges focused on improving competitiveness and the necessary digital transformation ”are some of the issues that he considers important.
The senator highlighted in his speech that “the pandemic has changed our lives and imports and exports have suffered intensely.” Thus, the Government has launched a Shock Plan of more than 2,600 million euros, that are helping the recovery in terms of exports is already being noticed and there are reasons for optimism ”.
To continue making progress in this regard, the Huelva senator has indicated that “we must consider actions for future challenges: help expand the sector, manage the wave of protectionism we have suffered (USA) and the consequences of Brexit, address the energy dependence of our country, technologically strengthen our companies, carry out greater territorial diversification and promote the internationalization of our SMEs ”.
Jesús González Márquez has insisted that “the reality of the foreign sector serves as a solution for exiting the crisis. It should be the instrument to face the recovery with public aid, but it is everyone’s task. All the autonomous communities have reference products in international markets. All support actions will have a transversal benefit. It is in our hands. It is almost an obligation “. For this reason and knowing that in Huelva there are companies with excess interests abroad, Jesús González has considered this issue important for the province.
González Márquez has also criticized the PP for using the debate on this motion to “make only opposition” and forget about the foreign commercial sector ”. He addressed the popular bench in these terms: “Do you want to convey a good image of Spain? Well, don’t suggest that the solution to corruption is to sell your headquarters ”.
The socialist proposal was finally transacted and will take into account “the needs of the island and non-mainland territories and their companies” when implementing measures and “respecting the competence framework of the autonomous communities” in the implementation of the aforementioned plan. The initiative had 234 votes in favor and 21 abstentions.