Buenos Aires (EFE).- The Kioskeros Union of the Republic of Argentina (UKRA) has asked the government to resolve the “chaos” created by the lack of Qatar 2022 World Cup cards and losses, according to the entity, that can be bought in supermarkets.
“We have 150,000 kiosks across the country that we hope, every four years, on that strawberry dessert. During the year we sell their idols (cards) which no one knows about. From UKRA we asked the Trade Secretary for a meeting and to find a channel for dialogue before complaints and to call on the company to take those steps. They did it and we value it,” UKRA vice president Adrian Palacios told El Destape radio on Thursday.
The meeting was held today on Wednesday and was attended by representatives of Newsstand, Panini Company and Commerce Secretary.
“In the meeting the company said that they have paper and ink for printing, it is not a problem. The theme consists of 60 distributors who sit on top of the idols and decide to whom the idols will be delivered.
Adrian Palacios, Vice President of UKRA.
For Palacios, the “problem” is that “for the first time in thirty years” cards can be purchased at supermarkets, service stations and virtual applications.
“They are three members of a centralized group. This has created chaos, not only shortages but also economic chaos, the prices of idols have gone up in the parallel market,” he said.
Chaos due to lack of cards
Buying the official Qatar 2022 sticker pack at newsstands in Argentina has become utopian and has resulted in higher-than-expected prices being offered on the internet.
“Today the price gap is out of control,” said Palacios, who said at the meeting that UKRA offered the company to make available the soft drink and food distributors they normally work with to ensure the cards reach the kiosks.
“We want our proposal to be registered with the secretariat and we are waiting for the response,” he concluded.
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