March 4, 2024

Famous car: Lola asked the industrialists for more time because the package was not ready; Read behind the scenes

BRASÍLIA – Expect to get a package for automotive sector It was great among businessmen and workers after the president’s gestures Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Plan to re-launch the call popular car – thus encouraging industry.

14 production units have suspended their activities in the country, according to information from AnfiaSales fell. To rectify the situation, the president’s aides have begun talking, in recent weeks, about cutting taxes and taking advantage of credit To promote this market, but without specifics or scope.

When Lula called about 40 businessmen and trade unionists in the industry to a meeting on the morning of Thursday, the 25th, at the Planalto Palace, it was expected that the mystery would be solved and the measures announced. But, upon his arrival, the chief warned listeners in a way that seemed casual and blunt: “Look, there’s no way we’re getting an ad now, no. We’re going to have to get a little more right,” according to one listener.

The atmosphere of disappointment that arose among those present during the meeting, which lasted nearly two hours and also included speeches, subsided Geraldo Alcmene from Fernando Haddad. The presence of the head of the economy was important to the industrialists, as he indicated that, despite the financial necessity (to raise more), the farm She accepted the government’s plan to waive taxes to help the industry.

because there will be no advertisement, President of Stellantis Group (Fiat, Citröen, Jeep and Peugeot), Antonio Villosa suggested that the government inform the public at least which market dividing line will be affected. Alckmin was to announce to those present that the government envisioned car benefits of up to R$120,000 – The value is considered to be the value of the cars currently entering the market, plus the range of discounts on the value of the vehicles, from 1.5% to 10.96% – This ceiling had to be corrected by the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade and Services (MDIC) in the afternoon, since Then, at the press conference, Alckmin stated 10.79%.

The financial impact of the program, and its duration, has been reported since it is temporary, and the reduction was not reported by IPI and PIS/Cofins.

It continues after the announcement

I departed from Planalto PalaceMore precisely from Lula, commissioning a plan focused on the automotive sector. The task was the responsibility of the Ministry of Development and International Cooperation, which in turn was working on long-term agendas, such as the so-called “new industrialization” and the next generation of Rota 2030, a program targeting the automotive sector to encourage decarbonization.

The actions were announced by the Vice President and Minister of Development, Industry and Trade, Geraldo Alcmene filming: Pedro Quirillos / Estada

There was no celebrity car on the ministry’s agenda, no tax incentives, but the assignment was accepted. Within 15 days, according to Alckmin, the financial impact measures introduced for Treasury accounts will be announced.

Waiting for the government’s plan had a negative effect, which Feloza Lula reported. Just like industrialists, consumers created expectations – and with that the market, which was already weak, froze. Those who were about to buy a car decided to wait and see what would come of the government, on pain of losing the rebate. This affected sales of more expensive cars. For this reason, Lula has been suggested that the government should at least inform the cut-off line of the market that will be affected.

Industrialists are aware and say they have succumbed to the warning, reiterated at the meeting, that they will be charged for counterparts, such as most cars made in Brazil (domestic content), less polluting vehicles. We want jobs and the nationalization of spare parts manufacturing,” said Miguel Torres, president of the company. Union strengthto Estadao.

It continues after the announcement

Those present did not disagree with the government when they heard a more optimistic outlook for the business environment as the vote on the new fiscal framework and tax reform ended. And after a stern speech by Robson Andrade, president of the CNI (Confederation of National Industry), about the high interest rate practiced by BC, all present agreed.

But even if they did not leave anything tangible in their hands, the industrialists say that they were more prestigious in the Lula government than under Jair Bolsonaro (PL), when there was no Ministry of Industry, Trade and Development, and no industrial policy.

Alcmene is mentioned as an important interlocutor in this relationship. It was the Vice President who personally called out some of the attendees and invited him. The meeting, which was initially intended to be exclusive to representatives of the automotive sector, was expanded to include guests from other industry sectors.

Lula indicated at the meeting that it was the first time that he had held a large-scale meeting with the productive sector in the Planalto Palace – the council was launched in Itamaraty and in a ceremony without deliberations. If the five-month wait may seem like a long time to critics, to the executives who have been with the president, the meeting indicated that the government is ready to work on the proposals together after the house is “in order”.