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Leather industry seeks further

The Sindicouro and businessmen met with secretaries of state to expose the difficulties faced by the factories, mainly due to the action illegal producers and slaughterhouses.

Para, which has always been a land of opportunity for the processing industries of the ox and its derivatives, is becoming a land aloof to investments in the agribusiness segment. According to entrepreneurs, legal requirements, sales and clandestine activities of NGOs so unreasonable and without full knowledge of the facts are frightening investors, and this time, the leather industry took the lead of claims in the industry to try to add more value and competitiveness to the business.

In the last 11 days, the Union of Leather Industries of Pará (Sindicouro) and business branches of tanneries and slaughterhouses gathered in Bethlehem, with secretaries of state to expose the difficulties faced by factories, mainly due to the actions of illegal illegal producers and slaughterhouses. Present were the Secretary to the extraordinary Green Cities Program, Justinian Neto, the Special Secretary for Economic Development and Incentives for Production, Sydney Rose, and the Secretary of Industry, Commerce and Mining, David Leal.

According Volnei Durli Roberto, president of Sindicouro, about five thousand pieces of leather or salted salmourado out of Para, a day for processing in other states, mostly from illegal. Durli criticizes the excessive ease of issuance of the invoice for the sale of leather, made by the Department of Finance (Sefa) as a contributing factor to mask illegality. "We want the issue to be made upon presentation of certificate of health inspection, Animal Transport Guide (TAG) and Rural Environmental Registry (CAR), and the signing of the Term of Adjustment of Conduct with the Public Ministry of Pará, requirements which the tanneries legalized Pará have to meet. rules and laws should be for everyone, "he says.

The Sindicouro still accounts for a loss of $ 20 million in revenue for Tax on Goods and Services (ICMS) for the State, in addition to not generating 1,200 direct jobs, due to the way the leather out.

The meeting at the Integrated Government (CIG) was also accompanied by the Director General of Agriculture Agency of Para (Adepará), Mario Moreira, and the president of the National Union of Industry and Business of Beef (Uniec), Victer Francisco. According to data from Adepará, the illegal market livestock accounts for 45% of slaughtering in the state. Victer, in turn, points to the export of live cattle as another problem that affects both the tanneries and slaughterhouses.

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