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Because 10 entities in the country returned to the color “red” (maximum risk of contagion) in the epidemiological traffic light of COVID-19, the restaurant industry asked applications such as Rappi, Didi Food and Uber Eats to reduce their commissions from 30 to 17% until they can reopen their doors to diners.

Through a statement, the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry (Canirac), the Mexican Restaurant Association (AMR) and the Association of Directors of Restaurant Chains (DICARES) called for greater sensitivity to the giants of the platforms of food delivery.

Entrepreneurs assured that this reduction will greatly help small and medium establishments to survive, so maintaining the same commissions that were applied before the pandemic is unsustainable for thousands of restaurants.

It is worth mentioning that before the implementation of the red traffic light, the health authorities only allow the gastronomic industry to operate with the sale “only to take away.”

MEX3373. MEXICO CITY (MEXICO), 01/14/2021.- Restaurant employees offer their services today in Mexico City (Mexico). The Government of Mexico City has yielded to pressure from the restaurant union, which may reopen this coming Monday after a month of closure and despite the new peak of the pandemic, as revealed by the industry this Thursday. EFE / José Pazos


The restaurant organization indicated that on January 13, it held a meeting with representatives of Rappi, Didi Food and Uber Eats, with the aim of reaching a fair negotiation for the sector, given the situation it faces derived from the health crisis.

“It should be added that Rappi has already made a proposal aligned with what the industry has requested, this sector trusts that Didi Food and Uber Eats will also do it; the representatives of said applications promised to have a timely response no later than this Friday “

They even specified that the authorities of the Government of Mexico City are aware that similar measures are being taken in other countries to regulate these services. Such is the case of Toronto and Ontario, in Canada; as well as in Washington, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York, in the United States.

Ministry of Economy will offer credits to businesses

For her part, Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, head of the Ministry of Economy (SE), announced this Tuesday the new support that the federal government will offer for the reactivation of the economy.

The official reported that These programs will begin to operate from February, and among which stand out:

Support program for the restaurant industry

The secretary assured that since it is one of the sectors hardest hit by the health crisis, it will support formal businesses so that they can face the most pressing challenges derived from it. Assured that support amounts are up to 250,000 pesos.

Emerging economic reactivation program for tortillerías

Hand in hand with the Rural Sector Capitalization and Investment Fund, it will support businesses that have from one to 50 employees, and that “they are in need of liquidity in order to have the working capital.”

Financial support for family micro-businesses, better known as Credits to the Word

It is budgeted to grant 1,600 million pesos in 60,000 credits before the electoral veto begins. Said support will be distributed in three sectors: 20,000 for women at the helm of businesses, 20,000 for lags and 20,000 for institutions or employers in compliance.

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