The Brazil We Want

Our work in this area is intense and involves several projects. In partnership with the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality (FNCP), we coordinate the Movement in Defense of the Legal Market, which brings together 70 entities from business sectors and the government in the fight against smuggling, counterfeiting and adulteration of products, and in the defense of companies' intellectual property.

We believe that legal market defense is an essential condition for the development of Brazil.

Seminar on Taxation and Legal Security

Hamilton Dias de Souza :: Legal Security and Tax Reform

Hamilton Dias de Souza, lawyer and counselor at ETCO, presented a critical view of the tax reform proposal under discussion in the National Congress (PEC 45).

On June 25, 2019, ETCO held in São Paulo the Seminar on Taxation and Legal Security, which brought together leading jurists to discuss solutions to problems in the Brazilian tax system.

Understand how the smuggling scheme works

The Spectacular Sunday showed, in a special report of the last day 11/12/2016, how the smuggled products enter and are commercialized, in Brazil. In addition to the ease of opening a front company to work with smuggling. Three out of ten Brazilians have already purchased pirated products, thus feeding a market that moves millions of reais.


Watch the full report by clicking here

How to have an effective integrity program

A Anti-Corruption Law is already in effect and applies to all companies.

Experts highlight the importance of adopting Integrity Programs or compliance, which reinforce the company's intention to act in accordance with the rules.

And they also provide guidance: training and communicating employees about the company's code of conduct, as well as the implications of non-compliance, is essential.

For more information, watch the Integrity video, an initiative by the ETCO Institute, which aims to contribute to the dissemination of Compliance in Brazil.

Underground economy falls little in 2014 and should grow again in the country

ETCO and FGV / IBRE study shows that the informal market moved R $ 826 billion in 2014, equivalent to 16,1% of the Brazilian GDP

Watch the article that deals with the latest edition of the Underground Economy Index (HEI), released by ETCO in conjunction with the Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/IBRE). According to the study, the informal market, which corresponds to the production of goods and services not deliberately reported to the government, moved BRL 826 billion in 2014, a value that corresponds to 16,1% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country and points to a slight reduction of 0,2 percentage point in relation to the previous year.  

How to protect company data

Online seminar, promoted by the global NGO, shows what a company can do to prevent intellectual property theft.

In this webinar recorded on 16/04/2015, experts Pamela Passman and Allen Dixon of show how to identify risks to confidential information; how a company is more vulnerable to breaches of digital data and files; how the IT system can protect the IP; and how to integrate IP protection into business operations.

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