ETCO Advisory Council meets to honor the Institute's 15 years
Last Friday, 10/08, the ETCO Advisory Council met in São Paulo, in an exclusive event, which celebrated the Institute's 15th anniversary.
The ETCO Advisory Council, chaired by tax attorney Everardo Maciel, inspires the Institute through meetings that address important issues related to the business environment and competitive ethics.
In this event, in addition to the members of the advisory and management councils, formed by big names in the business sector, lawyers, intellectuals and leaders from different sectors, the meeting was attended by special guests who, over the Institute's 15 years, contributed and contribute to the consolidation of competitive ethics.
The event was opened by the Chairman of the Board, Everardo Maciel, who took the opportunity to welcome the new Director of ETCO, Professor Gesner Oliveira.
Council members received political scientist Antonio Lavareda, one of Brazil's leading experts on elections. Lavareda provided the participants with a critical and in-depth analysis of the Brazilian electoral scene, on the eve of a highly contested majority election.
Next, ETCO had the opportunity to listen to economist Pérsio Arida, one of the creators of Plano Real, who in an objective and informal conversation, spoke about medium and long-term projects that, in his understanding, are fundamental for the development of the country and that are part of the program for one of the presidential candidates.
During lunch, the councilors were able to follow the presentation by the acting president of FIESP and CIESP, José Ricardo Roriz Coelho, on the challenges of industrial competitiveness in Brazil.
“By celebrating its 15th anniversary, ETCO once again contributed to deepening strategic themes of the greatest relevance for strengthening ethical competition in Brazil”, Edson Vismona, ETCO's chief executive.
Article: The precariousness of the rule of law
Stability and clarity are minimum requirements for law enforcement. This is not what you see in Brazil. Standards are changed frequently, often with deplorable technical quality. The interpretation given to the norms also changes continuously, without plausible justification.
“But the fact that it is difficult should not serve as a disincentive or hopelessness.”
Everardo Maciel, chairman of the ETCO Advisory Board, is a tax consultant and was Secretary of the Federal Revenue (1995-2002). In a quick chat, he talked to us about the importance of ethics, especially in difficult times like the ones we live today.
the spanish lesson
In an article published in the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, the president of the ETCO Advisory Board, Everardo Maciel, talks about the good example of Spain, which constituted a committee to examine its tax system, so that proposals for reformulation could be presented.