The proximity of Children's Day makes state action in defense of the legal market and consumers even more important.
The Operation started today, October 5, by the Federal Revenue Service, focuses on a mall in São Paulo downtown, where counterfeit imported toys are sold. The expectation is that about 40 tons of toys will be seized, with a total value of R $ 10 million.
The action takes place in conjunction with the Sé City Hall and the Metropolitan Civil Guard.
The practice identified harms Brazilian traders, importers and producers who operate legally, subtracts legitimate jobs and withholds taxes, which are no longer collected in public coffers. Copyrights and trademarks are violated, discouraging investment by legitimate entrepreneurs in Brazil. There is a clear violation of consumer rights with clandestine products that do not meet security requirements. Poor quality toys are a risk factor for choking children, which can lead to death.
In addition to the loss of the seized goods, those responsible must be represented by the crime of smuggling.
After the conclusion of the operation, the Federal Revenue will represent by the revocation of the operating license and interdiction of the offending establishments, in the form of the Municipal Legislation.