Bill toughens punishment for smuggling

Mixed Parliamentary Front to Combat Smuggling
Mixed Parliamentary Front to Combat Smuggling

Brazil loses about R $ 100 billion every year to the crime of smuggling. In addition to the negative impact on the country's revenue, smuggling affects the stability of several economic sectors, the jobs of Brazilians, the health of the population and the security of citizens.
This is the case, for example, with toys, which do not undergo any type of quality control, and can seriously injure children. Cigarettes brought from Paraguay, which today represent more than 30% of the national market, do not follow the rules established by Anvisa. Currently, more than 1.200 websites illegally sell medicines in Brazil.


Parliamentary Front to Combat Smuggling and Counterfeiting

 Faced with this serious problem of public interest and affecting national sovereignty, the Mixed Parliamentary Front to Combat Smuggling and Counterfeiting is being launched on Thursday (May 14). The new front, which already has the participation of about 220 deputies and senators, is chaired by federal deputy Efraim Filho (DEM / PB).
The objectives of the front are:


v Define and present legislation proposals that contribute to the effective fight against smuggling and counterfeiting;

v To demand from the public authorities, at the federal, state and municipal levels, the execution of firm and immediate actions to reduce the problem of smuggling, counterfeiting and its negative impacts on society;

v Take the discussion on smuggling and counterfeiting to the whole of society through debates and public hearings;

v Find out other ways that can be taken so that the country is no longer a victim of these crimes.


Bill of Law

As the first act of the Mixed Parliamentary Front, deputy Efraim Filho filed last Wednesday, May 13, the Bill 1530/15, which aims to harden the fight against smuggling. The main points are:


v Loss of driver's license for people caught in the act carrying smuggled goods;

v The obligation to display cigarettes and beverages at points of sale, in a visible place, with a warning with the following words: “It is a crime to sell contraband cigarettes and beverages. Report it".

v Loss of CNPJ for 5 years for companies that are convicted of transporting, distributing, storing or trading contraband products.


Movement in Defense of the Brazilian Legal Market


Created in September 2014, the Movement is led by the Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics (ETCO) and by the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality (FNCP) and already has more than 70 entities and associations from different productive sectors.


 No Smuggling

The site it has been available since last Thursday (15/05) so that there is a content hub on combating smuggling accessible to the entire population. There will be several news about laws and projects related to the theme, studies and statistics on smuggling in Brazil and the initiatives of the Brazilian Legal Market.