In order to facilitate the operation of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the Government plans to simplify the procedures and the process of formalizing operations to position the sector in the local market. Currently, many companies operate irregularly, not even counting on the Single Taxpayer Registry (RUC). Others are moderately formalized -that is, they have RUC- but they are not registered in the Social Security (Instituto de Previsión Social) nor do they have a commercial patent, which hinders the hiring of personnel and the formalization of products.   To position Paraguayan products in the national market, inter-institutional work is required, headed by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC). The line that is intended to strengthen particularly is the food industry, since currently in Paraguay juices, sweets and foods are processed that are marketed both in Asunción and in other important cities of the country.   The first step will be to break down the barrier of access to information to provide micro-entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge about the way forward to formalize their operations. Deputy Minister Isaac Godoy added that they will then insist on reducing bureaucracy and also tearing down current tariff barriers. Godoy commented that he expects to see the first results in a period of six months to a year, since before taking any action it is necessary to modify some resolutions and decrees to simplify the pertinent regulations.