In line with our mission, the Brazilian Palestinian National Interest Committee assists decision-makers in Brazilís industrial sector to evaluate available alternatives and options to invest in the Palestinian territories and strengthen opportunities for sustainable development through appropriate Brazilian economic legislation and its implementation within a permitted framework. This critical examination is conducted to contribute to the development of the Palestinian industry. The program aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the Palestinian industrial sector in the Palestinian territories and in Brazil and expand its role in economic development.
The program surveys the characteristics of occupation and the effects on which it has on the Palestinian industrial sector and the structural obstacles hindering improvements in its performance.
The program is compromised by the following:
Promoting legislation to Brazilian policies that would reduced the amount of dependence on raw materials imported from or via Israel and reduce the reliance of some branches of Palestinian industry on subcontracting with Israeli firms.
Creation of forward and backward linkages between Brazilian industry and Palestinian industry.
Increase the size of firms operating in the Palestinian industrial sector. 90% of Palestinian industrial firms
currently employ less than five workers and the bulk are mainly family or individual businesses.
Lower costs and increase quality of infrastructure services to the Palestinian industry.
Provide support from relevant Brazilian bodies, including funding institutions, and business associations as well as promoting merges amongst Palestinian firms.
Financing high volume investments in the Palestinian industrial sector. 90% of existing industrial firms are self-financed.
Encourage Brazilian industry and policies to strengthen the investment environment in the Palestinian territories.
BPNIC overall objective in our program is to encourage Brazilian governmentís intervention in the Palestinian economy and in the industrial sector in particular, in the absence of a Palestinian state. BPNIC assists the Brazilian government to strengthen the Palestinian industrial sector. These include legislation aimed at improving Palestinian industry price control, the organization of industrial sector activity (trade, fiscal, labor and policies and regulations). These are in conjunction to the existing Palestinian National Authorityís determinations of industrial policies and legislation.
BPNIC also encourages the Brazilian government to be supportive of the Palestinian economy by improving specific policies that would rely on the Palestinian market for the implementation of these policies.
In light of the fact that it is difficult to determine general trends under occupation, BPNIC is supporting efforts to promote specific Brazilian policies that push industrial activity in certain direction and help companies to move toward specific activities. As a result, BPNIC encourages the Palestinian National Authority to invest in certain industries in Brazil and to direct supporting industrial activities in certain fields. This includes targeting specific firms in some sectors to help them adjust to new changes. The Palestinian National Authorityís role is central to control investment in production in the Palestinian territories.
Encourage Brazilís industrial firms to invest in the Palestinian industry.
Providing financial incentives for investment in the Palestinian industrial sector.
Provide support for improving industrial policies in the Palestinian
Encourage the presence of qualified government bodies free from
political and party pressures.
Establish permanent trade relations and policies between Brazilian and Palestinian companies.
Improve efficiency among trade partners.
BPNIC realizes that a strong Palestinian sector is a crucial factor for a viable, independent and sovereign Palestinian state, and therefore wishes to assist the Palestinian industry by granting special preference over other economic sectors, by providing incentives for Brazilian investment and policy promotion in the Palestinian territories. We are currently working on establishing a database of investment opportunities, sources of funding, marketing outlets, Palestinian market trends, sources of raw materials, equipment, and technological development that would encourage investment incentives. We are also are working on helping the Palestinian industry keep up with and exchange technology with Brazilian firms.