Congress project foresees reuse of counterfeit goods.


The project, authored by Congresswoman Benedita da Silva (PT-RJ), allows forged products seized by the Federal Revenue or abandoned in customs to be donated to community cooperatives or customization workshops. The initiative has already been approved by the Finance and Taxation Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and now has Senator Alfredo Nascimento (PR-AM) appointed as rapporteur.

The appointment took place at the Federal Senate Economic Affairs Committee (CAE) on 4/12. The project is awaiting presentation of an analysis opinion at CAE; subsequently, it must be considered by the Social Affairs Committee (CAS) and the Senate Plenary. If the Senate approves the text sent by the Chamber, the bill will be sent for sanction.