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Federal Government debates Industrial Policy at the Abdib Forum 2019

Infrastructure

During the first part of the event, Secretary Carlos Da Costa highlighted the main points to increase productivity, employment and competitiveness in Brazil

The Special Secretary for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness (Sepec), Carlos Da Costa, participated in this Wednesday (22), in Brasilia, of the Abdib Forum 2019 - Strategy for the Resumption of Infrastructure, organized by the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Industries Base.

During the panel "Industrial Policy - productivity, employment and competitiveness: initiatives necessary for the competitiveness of suppliers of goods and services", Da Costa stressed that it is necessary to make it possible to increase the productivity of competitiveness and employment through free initiative, the competitive market, human capital and the modernization of Brazilian companies.

Carlos Da Costa also emphasized Infrastructure as an important focus of the portfolio. "We want, by 2022, to pass on 3.8% GDP investment in Infrastructure," he said.

Also during the presentation, the secretary said that the government is working for Brazil to grow and that alone will generate in a sustainable way, employment and income. For this, stressed Carlos Da Costa, it is necessary the support of the National Congress to unlock important interim measures, such as air transport and sanitation. "The more feedeback we have, the better. Thus we will have suggestions to accelerate the transformations in the public sector, "he said.

Industry Development

Carlos Da Costa explained to participants at the Abdib Forum 2019 the government's new vision for industrial policy. "There is no choice or policy for sector A, B or C. It is a policy of modernization and industry encouragement 4.0. We have to have a suitable environment so that all the companies of the world want to come and produce here. For this, we need people, business environment and market. We need solid institutions and long-term vision. That's what we're working on, "he said.

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Foreign Trade Chamber of the Special Secretariat for Foreign Trade and International Affairs (Secint) of the Ministry of Economy, Ana Paula Repezza, also participated in the event. She spoke of the need to review the model of development adopted in the last decades in the country. According to Repezza, this model, based on governmental incentives and concretized in the form of subsidies, used a great protectionist barrier to stimulate the development of the local industry.

Repezza also informed that the new Decree of the Committee on Financing and Guarantee of Exports (Cofig) of the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex), is already in the hands of the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, to be signed. This means that within the next few weeks, the first meeting of the committee may take place, already operating under the new compliance rules .