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Last week, Dilma Rousseff announced a further package of measures in order to stimulate the Brazilian economy. The measures, as always, were received with chuckle. Both in the press, which never sees anything good in what the government does, and by some industrial sectors, that have repressed demands and very old issues.

The measures announced this year follow a pattern. First, the exemption from payroll. Then, the IPI reduction for cars and white goods. As a result, we have the increasing credit for investments and the states and a frontal attack on the banking spread.

The new package of measures reserves R$ 6.6 billion for purchasing of machinery and equipment and other goods produced in Brazil, besides the reduction of the TJLP in BNDES financing. Measures to promote the agriculture were also announced. Revive the economy is essential to the political project of the government.

If the negative results reach the income and employment, the popularity of Dilma can get stuck and fall. The difficulties in the local compositions show how complex the political management is. Without the aid of the economy, the situation would be much worse.

Some questions remain open. Is the government in conditions to adopt new stimulus measures? Would it be in the mood to be more aggressive, if necessary? I think so. By having growth as a goal, the Presidency knows that they must relieve, reduce costs, reduce bureaucracy, among other measures.

But their horizons of stimulus measures should be expanded. A serious challenge to be overcome is the bureaucracy. In Brasilia, for example, over a thousand works are stalled for lack of license.

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (Ompi), Brazil occupies the 47th position in the international ranking of innovation. This terrible place is due, in part, to delays in assessing applications for patents. Every year, about 20,000 applications are filed in the INPI, but the institute can not release more than 4,000 each year.

Overall, the three spheres of government entangle the Brazilian in a web of bureaucracy that creates immense difficulties for the entrepreneur. Even for themselves. Any company which is trying to set up, starts a bureaucratic torment. An innovative program, the ABC (Agriculture of Low Carbon) does not take off due to the bureaucracy of the banks to release loans. Farmers simply give up.

Knowing that their popularity stems from the ability to produce satisfactory economic results and to maintain progress in social programs, the government should not only relieve taxes, spend more and offer more loans, but also work in order to reduce bureaucracy.

In 2010, Fiesp did a study that concluded that the bureaucracy encourages the informality and affects both employment and tax revenues. On the other hand, Brazilian companies throw away almost R$ 50 billion due to the bureaucracy. Thus, besides reducing taxes, reducing taxes payroll and increasing credit - measures more than necessary - bureaucracy should also be targeted by frontal attack by the government.

Text: Murillo de Aragão
Source: Brasil Econômico
Version: Grazielle Segeti



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