ETCO's new book, “Tribute to the Market”, discusses the imbalance in competition between companies


Source: Portal Fator Brasil - Rio de Janeiro / RJ - 15/12/2010

São Paulo - The Brazilian Institute of Competitive Ethics (ETCO) launches the book “Tribute to the Market, Competitive Imbalance and the Constitution, Um Debate”, on December 15, at 19:30 pm, at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (MAM) , at Ibirapuera Park - Portão 3. With this new work, ETCO places at the center of the discussion one of the most important themes for the economic development of a country: combating competition imbalances and ensuring an ethical and healthy.

With a final text by journalist Oscar Pilagallo, the book is the result of the Seminar on Competition Tax Imbalance and the Brazilian Constitution, which ETCO and the Federal Magistrates School of the First Region provided in Brasília in May this year, with the aim of discussing the article 146-A, which is part of constitutional amendment 42 and provides for special taxation criteria to prevent imbalances in competition between companies. The event was attended by authorities and experts on the subject, such as: André Franco Montoro Filho, chief executive of ETCO | Everardo Maciel, former Federal Revenue Secretary and ETCO advisor | Hamilton Dias de Souza, specialist in Tax Law | Humberto Ávila, specialist in Tax Law | Luís Eduardo Schoueri, Professor of Tax Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo | Luiz Fux, Minister of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) | Marcílio Marques Moreira, former Minister of Finance and president of the ETCO Advisory Council | Mariana Tavares de Araújo, secretary of Economic Law | Otacílio Cartaxo, Federal Revenue Secretary | Rafael Favetti, executive secretary of the Ministry of Justice | Tércio Sampaio Ferraz Júnior, professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo.

For André Franco Montoro Filho, the presence of the most important thinkers on the topic resulted in a deep immersion in the intricacies of the competitive imbalances caused by tax factors. “This topic has never been debated with such depth and knowledge,” reports Montoro Filho, to whom “the publication of Tribute to the Market is one of the most important contributions to combat these imbalances that are growing at the same speed as they are increasing in our country. avoidance, tax evasion and tax evasion ”.

The Author - Journalist Oscar Pilagallo is the author of “The History of Brazil in the 20th Century”, “Brazil in Sobressalto” and “A Aventura do Dinheiro”. He participated in the collective work “Música Popular Brasileira Hoje”. He is a contributor to Folha de S.Paulo, where he was a special reporter and editor of the “Dinheiro” and “Sinapse” sections. In 2005, he created EntreLivros magazine, which he edited for two years. Born in São Paulo, he lived in London between 1986 and 1991, when he worked at the BBC Brazilian Service. In 1993, he received the Esso Specialized Reporting Award.

ETCO- Founded in 2003, the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition is a civil society organization of public interest -OSCIP- with the objective of promoting competitive ethics to improve the business environment and stimulate economic growth. To this end, it develops actions to combat competitive imbalances caused by tax evasion, informality, forgery and other misconduct. It also seeks to raise society's awareness of the social harms of unethical practices and their negative effects on the country's growth. The ETCO comprises: six sectoral chambers bringing together companies in the technology, medicine, fuel, tobacco, beer and soft drink segments.

[Launch of the book “Tributo ao Mercado”, by ETCO | Author: Oscar Pilagallo, on December 15 (Wednesday), at 19 pm, at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (MAM), Ibirapuera Park, gate 3, no number, São Paulo, SP.