With the intention of presenting the Ceará Export Processing Zone (Ceará SPA) national business, the president of the Federation of Ceará Industries (FIEC), Beto Studart, was yesterday in Brasilia (DF), the Ministry of Development Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), with the Minister Armando Monteiro team. “I am serving as the state government induction tool to enhance the SPA,” said the president of the FIEC. A pre-date to visit Ceará SPA is April 28, yet to be confirmed because of the agendas of those involved.
According to Beto Studart, the proposal discussed at the MDIC is to show the Brazilian business world the conditions that Ceara has to be an attractive state for business. “I found the SPA a great facility for the industries with the benefits provided by law,” he said. The president of the FIEC reinforces the State Secretariat for Economic Development (SDE), the Office of International Affairs of the Government of Ceará State, Ceara State Development Agency (Adece) and the governor Camilo Santana are focusing on the SPA and prioritizing actions to attract investors.
The idea is to invite – on behalf of the Minister Armando Monteiro; Governor Camilo Santana; President of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), Robson Braga; and the President of FIEC – Brazilian businessmen to visit the facilities of the SPA and meeting with Camilo Santana in Fiec headquarters. The focus is exporting companies from different segments. “I have a great expectation because the minister has been in contact with me last week and is interested in the subject,” he says.
The executive board of Ceará SPA participated in last Monday (29), the 60th meeting of the State Administration. At the meeting, the president of Ceará SPAs, Mario Lima Junior, said the meeting with the Sectorial Chamber of the Clothing Adece when we presented the opportunities of the SPA for companies in the sector who want to settle in the state. Strategic planning of Ceará SPA was another point highlighted by the president in Consad. The meeting was coordinated by the Secretary of Economic Development, Nicolle Barbosa.
It was also on the agenda coal and ore handling the “gates” of Ceará SPA. By the end of February, they were handled 368,000 tons, representing about 8,200 truck trips. According to Mario Lima Junior, the first two months of operations at the “gates” of Ceará SPAs were a success. “The operations in our area occurred within the rigor of necessary control and supervision,” he said.
The expansion projects of Ceará SPAs and customs area of a new area by the Internal Revenue Service of Brazil were also highlighted.