Action this Monday (2) at Shopping 25 Brás aims to seize one thousand tons of goods valued at $ 500 thousand. They are watches, sneakers, bags and clothes.
The Federal Revenue and São Paulo City Hall carry out this Monday (2) an operation in a popular mall in São Paulo downtown against trade of counterfeit goods.
The target of the action is Shopping 25 Brás, in Rua Barão de Ladário. The expectation of the authorities is to seize about a thousand tons of smuggled and counterfeit goods, such as watches, sneakers, bags, clothes, luxury goods, valued at $ 500,000.
According to those responsible for the operation, the mall is the largest piracy distributor for Sao Paulo, other Brazilian states and even Latin America. Buses and trucks arrive daily from all over to pick up items that will then be resold outside of Sao Paulo.
All about 600 boxes of the commercial establishment will be inspected. The City of Sao Paulo will study the possibility of banning the property due to a series of irregularities in the mall, which violate the Code of Works and Buildings. The operation is expected to last three weeks and is attended by 300 agents from the Federala Revenue, Metropolitan Civil Guard (GCM) and Mooca Subprefecture. Ten trucks will transport the seized material to IRS sheds.
“According to investigations, besides tax problems and smuggling, there is also an infringement of trademark law, copyright, consumer right. Even Army-controlled products are sold here, ”said tax auditor Alan Towesey.