Federal Revenue holds operations against sale of counterfeit products in São Paulo downtown

Action with the São Paulo City Hall took place in stores where counterfeit imported products are sold, from shoes to caps, in the Brás region.

The Federal Revenue, in partnership with the City of São Paulo, seized about two tons of smuggled products this Thursday (13th), in the Brás region, in the central region of São Paulo. The operation “From the Head to the Feet” was concentrated in stores where counterfeit imported products are sold, from shoes to caps, hence the name of the action. According to the City Hall, the Mooca Subprefecture closed two establishments.

The City Hall supports the action through the Mooca Subprefecture, assisting in the logistics of removing the goods, and the Metropolitan Civil Guard, which preserves the perimeter of the place, ensuring the security of due diligence. According to the Federal Revenue Service, the trade in counterfeit objects harms Brazilian traders, importers and producers who operate legally, decreases the number of legitimate jobs and avoids taxes, which are no longer collected in public coffers.

Copyrights and trademarks are violated, discouraging investment by legitimate entrepreneurs in Brazil. There is also a violation of consumer rights with clandestine products that do not meet security requirements. In addition to the loss of the seized goods, which must be destroyed, those responsible must be represented by the crime of smuggling.

Source: https://g1.globo.com/sp/sao-paulo/noticia/2021/05/13/receita-federal-faz-operacao-contra-venda-de-produtos-falsificados-no-centro-de-sp.ghtml