Business Ethics - 09/2004

By ETCO
01/09/2004

30 / 09 / 2004 - São Paulo Institute of Weights and Measures assessed the quality of 186 toys in August and September and failed 7% of them, most of which were smuggled

30 / 09 / 2004 - Vice-president of the Brazilian Association to Combat Piracy recognizes that it is difficult to compete with illegal products, but warns of the damage it causes to the country's economy

29 / 09 / 2004 - Federal Revenue fine eight banks in R $ 1,250 billion for not collecting CPMF

28 / 09 / 2004 - Starting next year, the IRS will investigate, to determine possible incompatibilities with income tax returns, 740 thousand taxpayers who rent, buy or sell properties

27 / 09 / 2004 - Research reveals that counterfeit medicines reach 7% of the world market and that 70% of trade occurs in developing countries, mainly in Africa

24 / 09 / 2004 - Recent wave of fake Citibank emails asks account holders to update their registration details and provide various information, such as personal bank passwords

23 / 09 / 2004 - For the fourth time, the National Telecommunications Agency seals a pirate radio that interfered with the work of the communication tower at São Paulo International Airport

23 / 09 / 2004 - First Congress of Collective Management of Copyright in São Paulo exposes problems that artists and designers suffer from improper reproductions of their works

22 / 09 / 2004 - Ministry of Health concluded the first tender for the purchase of condoms since allegations of fraud in tenders that took place 4 months ago

21 / 09 / 2004 - Federal Revenue enters into an agreement with the Economic Law Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice that increases the siege on tax evasion companies

21 / 09 / 2004 - About 35 schools in the country will receive contraband materials seized by the IRS

17 / 09 / 2004 - Consultancy study reveals that informality in Brazilian industry reaches 39%, second only to Russia

16 / 09 / 2004 - Federal Police arrest in Goiás a man accused of commanding one of the largest gangs specialized in fraudulent entrance exams in the country, which allegedly defrauded more than ten tests in nine states

15 / 09 / 2004 - Brazil has become the world capital of hackers and internet fraud. According to PF, amount of money lost with electronic fraud exceeds loss with bank robbery

14 / 09 / 2004 - Paraná court convicts lawyer and accountant to six years and eight months and to pay a fine for defrauding the INSS

13 / 09 / 2004 - Spain managed to combat informality and increase tax collection by creating a simplified tax system and labor reform, among other actions

10 / 09 / 2004 - Blank CDs destined for other countries will no longer be able to pass through Brazilian ports, according to a Federal Revenue measure to help fight piracy in Paraguay

09 / 09 / 2004 - Number of denouncements against Social Security fraud has increased 40% since the creation of the Hotline in January

09 / 09 / 2004 - Entrepreneurs victims of piracy defend stricter punishment for trying to combat counterfeiting in the country

06 / 09 / 2004 - IRS is summoning 244 credit card users who moved more than R $ 90 million last year and declared themselves exempt from providing clarifications

03 / 09 / 2004 - STJ joins the Ministry of Justice to present two proposed amendments to federalize all crimes of piracy, drug trafficking, arms smuggling and money laundering

02 / 09 / 2004 - Federal government wants to create Social Security Revenue Secretariat, with operations similar to that of the Federal Revenue Service, to combat fraud and evasion

01 / 09 / 2004 - Tax officials warn that more than 100 thousand stores, industries, offices and clinics in Rio do not have a license and are evading taxes