Federal government prevents soft drink concentrates sector in Amazonas

Thereby, local industries lose the right to the exemption of PIS / Confins, Import tax (II) and the Tax on Industrialized Products (IPI).
26/10/2017 15h47 - Updated 26/10/2017 16h36
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The Ministry of Finance changed the framework of the Mercosur Common Nomenclature (NCM) for soft drink concentrates extract manufacturing in the Industrial Pole of Manaus (PIM).

Thereby, local industries lose the right to the exemption of PIS / Confins, Import tax (II) and the Tax on Industrialized Products (IPI), which in practice prevents the local production.

The statement was made by the Superintendent of the Superintendency of the Manaus Free Zone (Suframa), Appio da Silva Tolentino, the parliamentarians of the Amazon bench in Congress.

"Most of our bench vote to stay Temer and receive as change it here", Senator Vanessa spoke Grazziotin (PCdoB) with the craft at hand received Suframa Thursday (26).

"They took the comparative advantages. This is Michel Temer receiving its allies with smile and behind does the opposite. We will fight hard to overturn this decision, we do not accept that no sector of the Free Zone is harmed ".

According to the holder of Suframa, "Concentrates the companies used the NCM nomenclature 2107 since the year 2000, in kit form, but the Internal Revenue Service (SRF) He understood that the kit should be classified individually; with that the most significant amount of components (It contains key ingredients in the aroma and flavor) They should be classified as NCM 2106.9010 ", whose tax rates are different from zero.

Industry concentrates
The concentrated sector is the third in revenue and employment generation in the Manaus Free Trade Zone, It is just behind the electronics poles and tip. In 2013, reached generate over 14 thousand jobs.

Altogether there are over 50 thousand direct and indirect jobs involved in the local supply chain. Because it serves 95% the soft drink market in the country and also exports to Venezuela, Colombia and Paraguay.

Study of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation points out that "it is important to note that the concentrated sector, in addition to the jobs created in the ZFM, It is the one to generate wealth for the interior of Amazonas state, with agribusiness and family farming, activities responsible for providing regional agricultural raw materials ".


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