OFFICIAL STATEMENT 027
Spain Deplores the Confiscation of the SM PHARMA Pharmaceutical Plant

​Spain deplores the confiscation of the plant in Maracaibo of the pharmaceutical company SM PHARMA, founded and managed by a family of Asturian origin that has been working for five decades for the welfare of Venezuelans. The company has shown to be committed to Venezuela, having offered to the authorities to expand its productive and commercial activity, provided that the law is applied and that it is allowed to operate normally

09/02/2019

The confiscation of the company, initiated by Governor Omar Prieto, was carried out without respecting the laws of Venezuela and without any justification. In addition, it violates the commitments made to the Spanish Government.

This measure is a direct detriment to the Venezuelan health sector and to the supply of essential products that benefit society. It also represents a violation of the rule of law and an indication for national and international investors on the lack of legal security in the country.

The Spanish Government calls for compliance with Venezuelan legislation and for the cessation of the occupation of the factory so that SM PHARMA may again offer the medicines and pharmaceutical products needed by the Venezuelan people.

 

 

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