Research shows that 84% of the population considers Brazil a bureaucratic country

According to the survey, 75% people believe that excessive bureaucracy can be detrimental and an incentive mechanism to corruption.
17/10/2017 15h33 - Updated 17/10/2017 15h34
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A survey by the Federation of Industries of São Paulo (Fiesp) showed that the majority of the population (84%) considers Brazil a bureaucratic country. But those who consider the little bureaucratic country totaled 9% do total.

According to the survey, 75% people believe that excessive bureaucracy can be detrimental and an incentive mechanism to corruption.

Others 78% consider that the obstacles hindering the development of the country and 77% buying goods.

The survey was conducted on two fronts: They were heard 1200 people nationwide and 452 industries in São Paulo, between the 1st and 11 February 2017.

According to the survey, for 65% people interviewed, combating bureaucracy should be prioritized, by adopting measures such as reducing the amount of applicable laws and regulations, setting dates to change their rules or their application, simplifying language and communication costs that the new rules should generate.

Those who agree that the government has been able to implement policies are bureaucracy 36%.

The greatest difficulties caused by excessive bureaucracy were experienced with regard to access to justice (61%), the realization of complaint in consumer protection agencies (56%) and the request or cancel water services, light, telephony, internet, among other services.

For 83,2% the 452 research participants companies, the high cost Brazil has been an impediment to the initiation or expansion of their business.

For 90,2%, excessive bureaucracy gives room for corruption and 94,7%, hinders economic development and the business environment in Brazil.

Those who consider that the bureaucracy has an impact on the competitiveness of businesses are 91,4%.

For 71,5%, the government has not been able to implement policies and bureaucracy 52,4% They think there is no room for manifestation when there are important changes in laws and policies affecting the private sector.

That is why, 75,3% consider that the associations and business associations are important to improve the relationship between the state bureaucracy and the private sector.

The research also shows that 84,3% of companies responded that the main impact of red tape on businesses are increasing the cost of management of business processes, 69,5% excessive increase in non-linked structures directly to production, e 48,2% the increase in judicial or administrative proceedings for errors in fulfillment of the obligations (48,2%).

Flávia Albuquerque
Agency Brazil

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