Project 'shields' the Manaus Free Trade Zone is approved unanimously in the CCJ

Lawmakers decided to create, in Congress, a special commission to examine the PEC.
09/08/2017 09h42 - Updated 9/08/2017 16h06
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The members of the Constitution Committee, Justice and Citizenship (CCJC) Federal Chamber approved, unanimously, the admissibility of the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) 114/2015, authored by Mr Hissa Abraham (PDT), that "shields" Manaus Free Trade Zone (ZFM) harmful projects at the industrial model.

On the afternoon of Tuesday (8), parliamentarians decided to create, in Congress, a special commission to examine the PEC. The proposal gives new wording to the sole paragraph of article 40 Act of Constitutional Transitory Provisions of the Constitution. "It is a victory of entrepreneurs, two patrons, generating employment and income in the district ", he stressed Hissa.

According to the deputy Hissa Abraham, the amendment requires that for any project against the interests of ZFM, be done, through Supplementary Law (minimum in the plenary approval 257 MEPs), instead of ordinary law (simple majority), as currently planned. "It is a proposal to shield and dificultas projects against our economic model. If approved, after all the steps, any proposal of interest ZFM or threatens the polo incentives, has, necessarily, to be presented by Complementary Law in specific subject. no case, to be adopted in plenary, You must have an absolute majority, with qualified quorum ", stated.

Knforme part, today any project that threatens the Industrial Pole of Manaus (PIM) It can be approved by ordinary law, on a simple majority quorum. "Currently, with a quorum 257 MEPs, for example, half the majority can approve a measure against ZFM. So, intended to ensure greater rigor in any change of circumstances of the tax regime, avoiding damage to the Manaus Free Trade Zone, because it is particularly important matters ".

Hissa said it will ask the Speaker of the House, Rodrigo Maia (THE), to give speed the creation of the Special Committee to examine the PEC. "We will fight for the approval of the PEC in Congress and will be a defense to keep the main economy of the Amazon standing. The project will prevent the weekly attacks on our model ", commented.

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