Yalyushka is still pulsing with indignation and pain at the same time. The rush – the kind of thing that is par for the course – forced her to pay 2,500 pesos in the informal market to pay for the stamps to get her new ID. An exorbitant amount when set at 25 pesos.
“They are all outside. I went to the post office and found nothing. I feel this way not only because of the money, but also because I ask myself: how is it possible that the resale of this product is also a business in this country?
And this! In front of everyone, and no one, or almost no one, stops the fashionable commercial circulation after an excessive increase in procedures requiring stamps.
Their vendors are a little hidden. They roam social media groups, gossip at the headquarters of the post office, ID, registry office, National Tax Administration (ONAT) and even place the product between electrical outlets and brushes in tables or cots that swarm around. corners of the city of Yayabo.
Like a commercial chain that knows it has little to no competition due to shortages or government per-dripper sales, its prices are responsive to demand in line with label denominations. For example, those at ten pesos go for a thousand pesos, and those at 500 go up to 5,000. You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand that this is a round-robin deal.
The Sancti Spíritus provincial post office in Cuba, which is responsible for commercializing the stamps, but they belong to Onat, has not received a single complaint from the Sancti Spíritus newspaper about his workers in connection with this pocket-feeding action, Escambray reported.
In addition, he made public that stamps of any denomination were not currently available, except for a small number of five-peso stamps. Therefore, when they are sold, only five units are made per person.
So, classic questions arise: where do those that circulate on the informal market with other names come from? Who is responsible?
And as long as there is silence in response, no rules will stop the resale. In any case, it revives him, because the same faces are often found in queues, while others, the most daring, travel miles in search of demanded goods.
Implementation of the Decree 685/2022 of the Ministry of Justice (Minyus) published in the Official Gazette, which legalizes “physical or digital payment of the cost of tax on public documents for the provision of notarial and registration services in notaries, property registers, commercial registers and in specialized law firms, visited by Minyus.
This last measure – as happens with the rest of e-commerce options in Cuba – has faced several pitfalls since not all people have access to digital platforms and even in them it is difficult to achieve satisfactory results due to constant errors when Accessing Transfermóvil or trying to making payments through this application.
In addition, this is only valid for documents that will be used domestically: so far, only in Havana are digital stamps used for those who show up at embassies and for obtaining or renewing passports.
As in Sancti Spiritus, this phenomenon is common in the rest of the country, according to social media posts, and the trend in the coming days indicates that the demand for the use of stamps will not decrease. It is enough, for example, to know that the ID office of this province has a list until April to request legal documents, and the same happens in the registry office where you sleep on the sidewalk to access the turn to be visited is the slogan.
But nothing justifies that this product is still allowed to compete with essentials, let alone be priced like gold.
Source: Juventud Rebelde