Industrial Center of Rio de Janeiro
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The Industrial Center of Rio de Janeiro (wich original name is "Centro Industrial do Rio de Janeiro" or simply "CIRJ") is a private organization that represents more than four thousand other organizations (industrial, commercial or service providers) of various sizes. The Center keeps close contact with its associates, offering customized treatment, services and permanent networking.
CIRJ was born in August 1941, originated from Firj (Industrial Federation of Rio de Janeiro),[note 1] what "represents the consolidated and modern historical phase initiated in 1827 with Helper Society of the National Industry (Sain)." Today it is one of the entities that integrate the FIRJAN System.
The services offered by CIRJ include:
- Defense of business’ behalf - The Center works together with the public Power, impetrates collective court injunctions and represents organizations, regionally, in business counsels and forums. One example is the court injunction impetrated by CIRJ against the National Agency of Sanitary Vigilance (Anvisa). Due to a strike in the autarchy, Anvisa had apprehended pharmaceutical products in places of goods entrance, such as ports and airports. That measure harmed companies from the sector when made it difficult to distribute medicine and caused damage regarding warehouse charges and fines.
- Technical advisement - In areas such as foreign commerce, security, environment, health, social responsibility, culture, infrastructure, technological innovation and legal issues (tributary law, environmental law, labor law, civil law, legislation, agreements and bargaining). One company that needs to know more about labor law, for instance, could have participated in one of the entity´s action: a free speech about labor rescinded;
- Strategic information - CIRJ also provides strategic information to the business community. Punctual case: in 2014, the Funding of Studies and Projects - Finep (a kind of funding organization for studies and projects) and Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of Rio de Janeiro State - Faperj (a foundation that promotes researches in Rio de Janeiro state) were fomenting small and medium sized business through “Technova Programme - Rio Innovation 2013”. In the occasion, the Center scheduled a workshop aimed at entrepreneurs in order to teach them how to conquer the desired funding. The provided information may be about salary survey, legal themes, events, corporate publications, investments, social and economic indicators, etc.;
- Discount for companies, employees and their dependents - In IEL Rio, SENAI Rio and SESI Rio, as well as in the locations for business meetings and events;[note 2]
- Other services - Supplying of information in general, such as instructions on the correct way of requiring, to the Federal Police, the operating license for companies that use controlled chemical products and raw materials.[note 3]
Companies that wish to benefit from these services offered by CIRJ must participate with a monthly associative contribution. The fee varies according to the amount of employees and the type of enterprise: it may be an “industrial enterprise” (the profit one, that transforms raw materials in finished products or that performs industrialization operations, generating taxed products) and it also may be a “non-industrial enterprise” (organization that doesn´t perform activity of this nature, such as financial institutions, commercial enterprises and service delivery companies).
- Note that Firj (Industrial Federation of Rio de Janeiro) is different from FIRJAN (Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro), which is another entity.
- In IEL Rio, discounts are applied on business training and entrepreneurship support; in SENAI Rio, on professional training, technological services, graduation and post-graduation; and in SESI Rio, on health programmes, work safety, education, sports and leisure.
- According to page Certificado de Licença de Funcionamento – CLF (read “Operating License Certificate”), from the Federal Police, this document is used to certify that the legal entity (or individual, in the case of a rural producer) is registered in the Division of Chemical Products’ Control.
- "CIRJ - O parceiro do seu negócio". http://www.firjan.org.br/data/pages/40288094212F79010121314833036D37.htm. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- Beloch, I. & Fagundes, L. R. (1997), Sistema FIRJAN: a história dos 170 anos da representação industrial no Rio de Janeiro, 1827-1997, Memória Brasil Projetos Culturais Ltda.
- "Serviços oferecidos às empresas associadas ao CIRJ". http://www.firjan.org.br/data/pages/40288094212F79010121304736FD5BF4.htm. Retrieved 30 Janyary 2014.
- "FIRJAN entrou na justiça contra a Anvisa para liberar cargas no RJ". 2012. http://www.ecofinancas.com/noticias/firjan-entrou-justica-anvisa-para-liberar-cargas-no-rj. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Rescisão trabalhista é tema de palestra gratuita no Sesi". 2011. http://www.avozdacidade.com/ipad/page/artigos_interna.asp?cod=9265&categoria=1. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "FIRJAN promove workshop sobre inovação em micro e pequenas empresas". 2014. http://www.focoregional.com.br/v2/page/noticiasdtl.asp?t=+Firjan+promove+workshop+sobre+inovacao+em+micro+e+pequenas+empresas&idnoticia=107516. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Tabela de contribuição associativa ao CIRJ". http://www.firjan.org.br/data/pages/40288094212F7901012130FD8DD25C11.htm. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "O que é empresa industrial?". http://www.ebah.com.br/content/ABAAAAC64AE/que-empresa-industrial. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "Conceito de estabelecimento industrial e equiparado a industrial". http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/Pessoajuridica/dipj/1999/Inf_Gerais/Conceito_de_Estabelecimento_Industrial_e_Equiparado_a_Industrial.htm. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- "A moderna contabilidade de custos em empresas não industriais". http://www.ebah.com.br/content/ABAAAAGNYAB/a-contabilidade-custos. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
- CIRJ - Industrial Center of Rio de Janeiro
- FIRJAN System
- FIRJAN - Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro
- SESI Rio - Social Service of Industry in Rio
- SENAI Rio - National Service of Industrial Learning in Rio
- IEL Rio - Euvaldo Lodi Institute of Rio
- CNI - National Industry Confederation - Industry Portal (in Portuguese)
- SESI - Industry Social Service in Rio - Industry Portal (in Portuguese)
- Senai - Industrial Learning National Service - Industry Portal (in Portuguese)
- IEL - Euvaldo Lodi Institute - Industry Portal (in Portuguese)