Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo

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Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo
Logo-Fiesp.jpg
AbbreviationFIESP
FormationMarch 28, 1928
(92 years ago)
 (1928-03-28)[1]
TypeTrade Association
Legal statusEmployer's Trade Union Federation
HeadquartersLuis Eulálio de Bueno Vidigal Filho Building[2]
Location
Coordinates23°33′45″S 46°39′15″W / 23.562623°S 46.654254°W / -23.562623; -46.654254Coordinates: 23°33′45″S 46°39′15″W / 23.562623°S 46.654254°W / -23.562623; -46.654254
Region served
São Paulo
President
Paulo Antonio Skaf[3]
Parent organization
Confederação Nacional da Indústria
Websitewww.fiesp.com.br
Formerly called
Centro das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (1928-1931)
Headquarters of FIESP in São Paulo.

The Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) is a Brazilian industry entity. FIESP is affiliated with the National Industry Confederation (CNI).

FIESP has 52 representative units in the state of São Paulo, representing 133 employer's trade unions and 130,000 industries.[4]

The federation is located in the city of São Paulo. The São Paulo industry building is the location of the Center of Industries of the State of São Paulo (CIESP), the Social Service of the Industry of São Paulo (SESI-SP), the National Service for Industrial Training of São Paulo (SENAI-SP), the Roberto Simonsen Institute (IRS) and the headquarters of several affiliated unions.

Skaf was elected president of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) in 2004. He was re-elected in 2007 and then again in 2011.[5][6]

In June 2014, the entrepreneur Benjamin Steinbruch, CEO of the National Steel Company (CSN) and Vicunha Group became president of FIESP, replacing Skaf, who is running for the state of São Paulo government.[7]

History[edit]

During the 1924 Revolution led by general Isidoro Dias Lopes, the president of the São Paulo Commercial Association (ACSP), José Carlos de Macedo Soares remained in São Paulo, which was being bombarded to protect the working-class neighborhoods, factories and shops. When the resistance was defeated, Macedo Soares was accused of cooperating with the revolution and was exiled. As a result, the ACSP became weaker without its president.

In 1928, a group of business owners from the São Paulo Trade Association led by Jorge Street, Francisco Matarazzo and Roberto Simonsen founded the Center of Industries of the State of São Paulo (CIESP), a private association that supports and represents industries interests. In 1931, Matarazzo, Simonsen, Street and a group of business owners founded the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) to claim back the industries’ competitiveness in Brazil and to reduce production costs and contain the deindustrialization.

During the government of Vargas, CIESP and FIESP remained separate. After World War II, both entities returned to work together.

Acting[edit]

FIESP has 52 representative units in the state of São Paulo. The federation comprises 133 business associations and 130,000 industries, uniting sectors that make up 42% of Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).[4]

Skaf was elected president of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP), the Industry Social Service (SESI-SP), the National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI-SP) and the Roberto Simonsen Institute (IRS) in 2004. He was re-elected in 2007 and again in 2011.[8][9]

FIESP has several committees, departments and councils representing different industrial sectors. Among the committees, there exists the FIESP's Young Entrepreneurs Committee (CJE), which is a group of young entrepreneurs who participate in several federation activities, keeping up with meetings of the high councils, departments and other committees. The CJE interacts with several entities to promote entrepreneurship.[10][11]

FIESP's Cultural Action Committee (Comcultura) is a group that promotes cultural activities, access to art and culture in the community (Diversão Terra). The Social Responsibility Committee of FIESP (Cores) is a group of professionals from several sectors to guide trade unions and industries in social responsibility management, environment and human rights.[12]

FIESP's Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration of São Paulo is engaged in administration, conciliation and arbitration mediation of business conflicts in order to decrease the number of open cases in the courts of Brazil.[13]

Recent campaigns[edit]

FIESP led the campaign for approval of the General Law of Micro and Small Enterprises and the free movement of Goods and Services on wheat flour derivatives in 2006, which led to a price reduction of items like bread and pasta in 2006.[14]

In October 2007, FIESP sent a letter to Brazilian business owners that listed the reasons why the Provisional Contribution on the Movement or Transmission of Values, Credits and Financial Nature CPMF should be extinguished. FIESP sent more than 1.3 million signatures against the CPMF to the Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ) of the Federal Senate of Brazil.

In December of that year, the federal senator designated the end of CPMF's taxes.[15]

Since 2008, the FIESP claimed a tax exemption on basic food products. In 2013, the federal government approved a provisional measure that reduced the Social Integration Program (PIS), Contribution to Social Security Financing (COFINS) and eliminated the industrialized products taxes on basic food products (IPI).[16]

FIESP has also campaigned for public banks to reduce, by 30%, the rate of banking spread in 2009.

In 2011, FIESP initiated the campaign 'Energy at the right price', and presented in the Audit of the Union Court requesting the government to take action regarding the country's electricity prices. The federal government then granted all Brazilians the average discount of 20% in electricity costs in 2013.[17]

In April 2013, the FIESP campaigned in the Chamber of Deputies for the approval of the Provisory Measure (MP) 595, known as the Port Law, which improves infrastructure and privatizes ports in Brazil.[18]

The Port Law was sanctioned by President Dilma Rousseff in June of that same year.[16]

In November of that year, FIESP also filed an unconstitutionality lawsuit against the law that approved an increase in the Urban Land and Building Tax (IPTU), with an average of 55% for households and 88% for businesses in the city of São Paulo.[19]

The Special Institution of the São Paulo Court of Justice suspended the property tax increase in December of that year.[20]

In June 2014, FIESP completed a partnership with the Center for Information and Coordination of Dot BR (NIC.br) and developed a software for fixed broadband monitoring. This free software confirms if internet connections comply with the contracted services.[21]

Cultural Center FIESP Ruth Cardoso[edit]

FIESP finances and culturally supports the Cultural Center FIESP Ruth Cardoso. The FIESP Cultural Center was founded in March 1998 and named after the anthropologist Ruth Cardoso. The space includes the SESI Theatre, the SESI-SP Art Gallery and the Mezanino Area. The Cultural Center presents theatrical performances, exhibitions, concerts, film screenings and lectures.[22]

FIESP sponsored the musical The Drunk Godmother, directed by Miguel Falabella in 2013 and 2014.[23]

Location[edit]

The FIESP's building headquarters is one of the city's major architectural landmarks and one of the main attractions on Paulista Avenue due to its pyramid shape. The building is 99 feet high and is one of the largest buildings on the Avenue. The building was built by Rino Levi's architectural firm in 1979. In 1998, the building was redesigned by the architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha to include the construction of a cultural center on the ground floor.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIESP History (in Portuguese)". Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "FIESP Building (in Portuguese)". Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "FIESP website (in Portuguese)". Retrieved November 23, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Fiesp fará missão ao mundo árabe em 2009 por novos negócios" (in Portuguese). Diário Comércio Indústria & Serviços. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Em chapa única, Paulo Skaf é reeleito presidente da FIESP" (in Portuguese). Folha.com. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  6. ^ Elaine Cotta (25 August 2004). "Pela 1 vez na história, Fiesp e Ciesp vão ter presidentes diferentes" (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Tafael Cervone Netto assume pela segunda vez a presidência da Ciesp" (in Portuguese). Diário SBO. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Skaf reeleito Presidente" (in Portuguese). G1 Econômia. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  9. ^ Vasconcelos Quadros (14 July 2014). "Skaf Candidato oficial" (in Portuguese). Último Segundo. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Comitê de Jovens Empreendedores da FIESP lança manual para pequenos empresários" (in Portuguese). Estadão. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  11. ^ Fabiana Saad (16 August 2013). "Conheça o CJE – Comitê de Jovens Empreendedores da FIESP" (in Portuguese). Band. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  12. ^ Centenario+da+Pinacoteca+de+SP+e+celebrado+em+mostra.html "Centenário da Pinacoteca de SP é celebrado em mostra" Check |url= value (help) (in Portuguese). Terra. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Fiesp aprova pacto de mediação para desafogar a Justiça" (in Portuguese). Brasil Econômico. 17 April 2014. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Câmara Municipal da Estância Turística de Ribeirão Pires - Estado de São Paulo" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Camâra de São Paulo. 12 February 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  15. ^ Folha Online (31 October 2007). "Skaf entrega 1,3 milhão de assinaturas contrárias à CPMF ao Senado" (in Portuguese). Uol - Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  16. ^ a b Priscila Mendes (8 August 2013). "Dilma anuncia na TV desoneração de produtos da cesta básica" (in Portuguese). G1 Econômia. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  17. ^ Mariana Queiroz Barboza (21 September 2007). "A mamata da energia terminou" (in Portuguese). InstoÉ independente. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  18. ^ Tânia Monteiro (20 April 2013). "Fiesp fara campanha para aprovar MP dos Portos na Câmara" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Fiesp vai à justica contra aumento do IPTU em Sao Paulo" (in Portuguese). Estadão - São Paulo. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  20. ^ Gabriel Mandel (11 December 2013). "Aumento do IPTU de São Paulo é suspenso pelo TJ-SP" (in Portuguese). Consultor Jurídico. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  21. ^ Bia Parreiras (11 June 2014). "Monitor de Banda Larga é arma para os consumidores" (in Portuguese). Exame Abril. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  22. ^ Beatriz Fonseca (22 August 2014). "Cento Cultural Fiesp passa a levar o nome de Ruth Cardoso" (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  23. ^ Caio Gallucci (1 August 2013). "Comédia musical de Miguel Falabella ganha temporada gratuita" (in Portuguese). Catraca Livre. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  24. ^ Tânia Monteiro (31 March 1997). "Fiesp fara campanha para aprovar MP dos Portos na Câmara" (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. Retrieved 18 December 2014.

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