Forum in RN discusses losses from piracy, which generates losses of R $ 115 billion per year

Figures from the illegal market were presented in Brazil in a special focus, a project by Fecomércio RN, in this edition carried out in partnership with the National Trade Confederation and the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality

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Smuggling and piracy in Brazil generate losses of over R $ 115 billion per year to the country's economy and society. The significant number was presented this Monday (7) during Brasil em Foco, by the president of the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality (FNCP), Edson Vismona. In addition to these data, other figures were exposed, as well as the reality of illegal trade in Brazil, during the event promoted by the Federation of Commerce of Goods, Services and Tourism of RN (Fecomércio RN), which took place at the Best Western Premier Majestic Hotel, in Ponta Negra, and in this edition it had the partnership of the National Trade Confederation (CNC) and the FNCP.

Vismona, who is also president of the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition, detailed that of the R $ 115 billion that formal commerce fails to earn, R $ 80 billion are resources from 18 economic sectors, such as clothing, cigarettes and the pharmaceutical industry, for example, and the remaining R $ 35 billion related to tax evasion. “These volumes are not at all insignificant. These are losses for Brazilian society and are products that affect our health, our safety and impair competitiveness. Illegal competition to our trade and industry ”.

Source: Portal no Ar website (8/11)

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