Safety-related recall of motor vehicles in Brazil
Lead NCPBrazil
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO National Association of Consumers and Victims of Automaker and Automotive Dealer Companies (ANVEMCA) regarding the activities of General Motors do Brasil in Brazil.
Theme(s)Combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, Consumer interests, Disclosure, Employment and industrial relations
Date26 Sep 2006
Host country(ies)Brazil
SourceNGO
Industry sectorElectricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, Wholesale and retail trade
StatusNot accepted
Summary

Read the statement issued by the Brazilian NCP regarding the specific instance - 19 September 2006


On 4 July 2006, the Brazilian NCP received a request for review by the NGO National Association of Consumers and Victims of Automaker and Automotive Dealer Companies (ANVEMCA) alleging that General Motors do Brasil had breached the disclosure, employment and industrial relations, combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, and consumer interests provisions of the Guidelines in Brazil when it recalled it vehicles in order to fix a malfunction, without informing the public.

After analysis, the NCP concluded that, although the request had elements which pertained to the topics addressed by the Guidelines, its focus was not clearly defined within the scope of the Guidelines. In addition the NGOS did not provide supporting documents which could be objectively verified by the NCP. Moreover, the NGO had presented the case before the judiciary and the DPDC at the Ministry of Justice – which are institutions having investigative capability well above those of the NCP. Given this situation the NCP concluded that the specific instance did not merit further consideration.