ETCO presents lecture on combating piracy in Brazil at the 47th ENCAT


The institute's executive president, Roberto Abdenur, participates in a panel at ENCAT with representatives from the Finance Secretariats of São Paulo and Minas Gerais.

The executive president of the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition (ETCO), Roberto Abdenur, participates this Wednesday (March 20), at 9:40 am, of the 47th National Meeting of State Tax Coordinators and Administrators (ENCAT), in Salvador, Bahia. The executive will give a lecture during the panel Combating Illegal Trade, which will also be attended by the representative of the Finance Secretariat of Minas Gerais, Marcos Rogério Baeta Pereira, and the representative of the Finance Secretariat of São Paulo, José Eduardo de Paula Saran.

In his lecture, Abdenur will show all the actions developed by ETCO to support the fight against illegal trade in the country since its foundation, in 2003. Member of the National Council to Combat Piracy and Intellectual Property Offenses (CNCP), ETCO is since 2009, the manager of the Cidade Livre de Pirataria Program. "Brazil has, in piracy, a serious challenge for development, a relatively new social and economic phenomenon, but one that grows exponentially, supported by criminal organizations", says Abdenur.

According to Eudaldo Almeida de Jesus, general coordinator of ENCAT, the choice of this approach was strategic for the current Brazilian scenario. "The definition of the theme occurred in the last ENCAT, since piracy and illegal trade violate the legislation, resulting in tax evasion and a consequent reduction in revenue for the States."