In a meeting with major retailers in Brazil, Marcos Pereira signals advances

Comments Off | 06-27-2016

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, was received on Friday, in São Paulo, for a lunch with representatives of the Institute for Retail Development (IDV). He received demands of the sector, one of the most employed in Brazil, and spoke of the attitudes that have taken this a little over a month ahead of the MDIC in favor of cutting red tape and improving the business environment in the country.
“I had mentioned in our first meeting in Brasilia, which would make a joint effort with other ministries to address the most pressing issues of mining the Executive, pragmatically. today I bring good news to the IDV and retailers in Brazil: we are formalizing the creation of two working groups to discuss again certain ancillary obligations that hinder the sector and impact little on the worker’s life, “he said.
Marcos Pereira continued: “The first is the group between the ministry and the Ministry of Labour which aims, among other things, assess the real importance of some regulatory instructions. The other, of greater interest to the sector, is the group between the ministry and the Ministry of Welfare, the Ministry of Finance, which aims to update the RAT (Environmental Risk Work) and FAP (Accident Prevention Factor), which today it is calculated on 2007 data. ”
The RAT, in particular, is calculated based on the high turnover inherent in the Brazilian market, which increases the cost of contributions to that employee’s level of an oil rig. For IDV, this system charges the retail and prevents new investments and new hires, hampering job creation. Minister Marcos Pereira pledged to work for the sector and called for support to move forward on other issues, especially in the deeper transformations.
The IDV brings together the 62 largest retailers in Brazil and represents a turnover of R $ 308 billion and generate over 800,000 direct jobs. The organization’s president, Luiza Helena Trajano (Magazine Luiza), believes that the attitude of the minister and the new government has already signals the recovery of the Brazilian retail market, which decreased in the last three years live what they call “the golden decade “.

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