The Government Recommends A Set Of Measures To Support The Economy And Strengthening The Competitiveness

Original Language Title: Recomenda ao Governo um conjunto de medidas de apoio à economia e de reforço da competitividade

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DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ N. º 10/XI/1. ª â € œ Recommends to the Government a DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ 1 set is ƒ N. º 10/XI/1. ª â € œ Recommends to the Government a set of measures to support economy and reinforces the competitividadeâ €  through the initiative for investment and employment in December 13 2008, the XVII constitutional Government proposed ´ s-if combat the effects of the international crisis on the Portuguese economy. The action µ s were in five fundamental axes (modernization of schools; sustainable energy; modernization of technological infrastructure ³ â € logic “ broadband networks of new generation; special economic activities is support ³ mica, µ s export and SMEs; support for the job) and cover a total amount financed by the State budget of 1165.7 million µ s (according to the law nº 10/2009 of March 10). Turns out, according to the data provided by the Directorate-General of budget related is executing the budget amental until September 2009, this year were spent 493.1 million µ s euros, representing 42.3% of the amount referred to above. That is, three months from the end of the end of the year, and when it can be own ³ maximum (or already have been exceeded) lowest point of international crisis, the Government is not performed even half of the anti-crisis plan that was outlined (missing about 58% of the amount provided for run in 2009). This is a situation that is not parallel in European Union and which, moreover, is not consistent with the deterioraà of the public accounts provided by European Commission and implicitly already accepted by the Government. In addition, the known numbers come to show that the aid plan is economy which the Government adopted to combat the effects of the crisis is unambitious, getting much water from it would be desirable to help the economy, strengthening the competitiveness of the business sector â € “ â € “ SMEs in particular, and to increase the export µ and defend employment. In fact, the impact of the globalization enhances or the weak competitiveness of domestic enterprises, which should be countered through the export-oriented goods and µ s services transaccionà availible for your growth and, consequently, an increase in the gross domestic product. Only through the growth of export µ s can pursue economic growth Portugal ³ that resume of convergà with the European Union, 2 lost in recent years. Is therefore ‰ that the PSD presents the initiative â € œ Support the economy in times of crisis, strengthening competitiveness, defending the empregoâ € , helping the Portuguese economy through the year of 2010, which continues to see as quite easy difÃ, and what the priorities should be the economy and solidarity and not the numerous heat of a strategy of consolidation of public accounts. Among the measures include the reduction, in two percentage points of the Social Rate is š only supported by employers in 2010 to defend jobs. This proposal is presented separately, in the form of draft law. A second proposal by PSD, also through draft law, consists in overtime in six months of perà odo grant of unemployment, as dio subsà exceptional measure to support workers in situation of unemployment during the year of 2010. Thirdly, the proposed PSD µ and extinà of the special payment on account as a means of alleviating the Treasury companies, eliminating a bottleneck that, in the time of economic crisis ³ mica and has the financial contribuà to hinder the survival of many micro, small and medium enterprises. Moreover, at present, the assumptions that you were behind and the significant improvement of the effectiveness of Tax Administration become less required the maintenance of this instrument. Also this proposal is presented in draft law next ³ prio. A fourth draft law proposed µ and reduce, in a month, the time limit laid down in the general scheme of VAT refund, what atenuarà is the Treasury difficulties that the business sector has been living. The remaining measures proposed by the PSD aiming at the promotion of competitiveness of companies listed in the present draft resolution. The first of these measures to ensure the timely payment of the tenth lives of all the services of the central administration of the State's businesses, with which the previous Government committed but not managed to fulfill. 3 through the second measure aims to create a system of current account between the State and enterprises, involving all the taxes and contributions µ s for social security. Thirdly it is recommended that the Government review the majority of licensing processes, in order to eliminate the excessive bureaucracy and the ineficià of the personnel administration central and local public. The reason of this proposal lies in the fact that, in Portugal, a significant proportion of the investment being systematically delayed by µ g/es concerning the nature of the licensing processes and with the ineficià of the personnel administration central and local public. Concentrate on a single portal of information, permanently updated, all the support granted by the State is the fourth recommendation to the Government. Indeed, the publication online of all the support granted by the Government, through the institutes, µ s General direction, managers of Community Programs and, authorities in a single portal updated daily, constituirà is a working tool of utmost importance for all Portuguese companies. The Enterprise Portal can eventually be harnessed for this measure. Fifthly it is intended to ensure that public purchases are more transparent, simpler and have greater national gross value added, as well as creating a national register of Suppliers, that eliminates the excessive bureaucracy imposed by the legislation. In fact, being the State a relevant agent in the market through the dimension of µ s acquisition of goods and services must be given particular attention to the way it operates, particularly in your relationship with the small and medium enterprises, ensuring that a relevant percentage of the public purchases carried out by the Central Administration, local authorities and Public Company are aimed at SMES. The load live bureaucratic practice linked to public procurement procedures represents a disadvantage for SMEs with respect to large companies. ‰ ã unacceptable that the State continues to require their suppliers and µ certidà documents that are issued by the building itself, and that State ³ documents have to be delivered on a day not to be used in another public procurement procedure the next day. All this bureaucracy, apart from being a desperdà huge resources cio, turns out to be strongly the limiter 4 competitiveness of SMES, to the fact that large companies have greater financial capacity to support teams for the administrative management of these procedures. Finally, and in sixth place, the aim is to facilitate the participation of SMEs in engage the public by reviewing the criteria that the harm and creating conditions for µ that public investments will represent an effective source of new business opportunities ³ cio for SMEs. In the context of reinforcement of the importance and of the criteria on conducting public investments, it is important to create the conditions for which these µ will represent an effective source of new business opportunities ³ cio for SMEs.

Accordingly, the Assembly of the Republic decides, pursuant to paragraph 5 of article 166 necesaria Â. Â of the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, to recommend to the Government that: 1. Ensure the payment of the tenth lives of the central administration of the State to the management companies public, through a system of confirming negotiated with the banking system, generalized to all services of the State, according to the following rules: 1.1. All invoices received by the State or its bodies must, within 30 days, to be confirmed or returned in case of need to fix utility. 1.2. After ³ s to your confirmation, should these invoices be delivered to a financial institution that will be able to pay for them after 15 days. 1.3. Creditors may anticipate receipts in µ s condition price agreed by the State with the µ s financial institution. 1.4. If the State does not pay is the financial institution at the end of 90 days, going on to take the respective interest.

5 2. Promote the creation of a current account between the State and the enterprises, which include all taxes and contribution µ s for social security, indicating the credits on the State, including the refund of the VAT, and µ that account be moved at the end of each month by the balance between credits and debits the company tax.

3. Is the review of licensing processes, proceeding to µ s adaptation in each legislative and organisational situation are appropriate, with a view to the simplificaà of the respective administrative procedures.

4. concentrate on a single portal of information support of the State, granted through services and agencies of the central administration, direct and indirect, including managers of Community Programmes, as well as local authorities, and his information be subject to constant update daily, and include in particular the following : the) elements broken down by company and by entity, in respect of amounts, situation of processes and tramitaà dates; b) situation of each application for community support and the incentive system, revealing parsing States, time of engage, proposals and deprecated and criteria.

5. Ensure that public purchases are more transparent, simpler and have greater national gross value added by: a) defining the criteria that, in compliance with Community rules applicable rias, may give preference to suppliers with greater national gross value added, adapting to the effect its adjudicaà processes; b) creation of a national register of Suppliers for removing excess red tape imposed by legislation, in particular the requirement of companies submit certidà µ s and documents issued by the State, as well as focus the documentation required in the initial act of registration. 6 6. Further, in compliance with Community rules applicable rias, reinforces the participation of small and medium enterprises in engage the public, through: a) review of the priorities of the public investment programme, with a view to the reinforcement of the proximity that may have investment small and medium local enterprises as partners requalificaÃ, particularly in the urban centers, the recovery of the degraded housing, in housing for young people, in the requalificaà of social facilities, and in need of turà ³ nio and cultural heritage segment; b) review the criteria to engage the public by restricting the forecast criteria that value prerequisites of dimension, to the detriment of other qualitative factors relevant to the execution of the projects only to cases where such proves imprescindà vel; c) Consagraà of the princà pio of the participation of small and medium enterprises in engage the public in General, and also in contracts that support the public-private Partnerships; d) change the relevant laws and regulations, in order to provide for the mandatory inclusion ³, in proposals submitted to public tender, small and medium enterprises Consortium ³ rcios us competitors; and) change the relevant laws and regulations, in order to provide that, in public contests, the Consortium ³ rcios competitors undertake to carry out adjudicaà of µ s of supplies of goods and services to small and medium enterprises.

Assembly of the Republic, 10 November 2009.

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