Established Guadalajara merchants demand zero tolerance for informality

Guadalajara, Jal. Because the formally established companies experience a decrease of up to 35% in their sales as a result of the Informal commerce, the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce reiterates its demand for local authorities to implement a metropolitan policy of reconversion from informality to formality.

According to the business organization, this policy must contain a Incentive program and facilities for the regularization of the commerce on public roads, low-cost training for traders, as well as legal incentives for formality.

Similarly, organized commerce in the capital of Jalisco proposes an awareness campaign about the benefits of formality, and that police corporations have the power to carry out inspections and warnings.

Zero tolerance

As part of the metropolitan policy against informality and illegality, the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce also requires municipal authorities to “zero tolerance” for violence. sale of pirate merchandise and / or contraband on public roads, in addition to requesting coordination with federal and state authorities to increase the number of seizures of illegal merchandise.

“In the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce we consider that a frontal combat with zero tolerance to illegal economy and the decrease in Informal commerce to generate companies with high added value, that generate more and better jobs and that contribute with a economic growth sustained ”, refers a statement from the business organization, regarding the monitoring of informal trade that it prepared during the December dates.

According to the most recent monitoring carried out on December 17, the Chamber of Commerce detected 339 itinerant merchants in money orders not allowed by the Guadalajara city council, such as the sale of clothing, electronics (cell phones, tablets and batteries to charge cell phones), toys , cell phone chips, contraband cigarette packs, cell phone accessories, caps, glasses, CDs and USB sticks with pirated music, watches, perfumes and used items.

In addition, staff from the Chamber of Commerce counted 298 money order merchants allowed by the city council; that is to say, sellers of snacks, drinks, handicrafts and typical regional products.

However, it was found that a significant number of them do not have permission to operate since they do not use the infrastructure provided by the city council to carry out their activities.

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