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CIRJ, your way to competitiveness

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The industry cannot stop.  Industry needs raw material, inputs, materials and equipment, as well as different kinds of services, to continue generating jobs and revenue.

There is a wide diversity of companies in the state of Rio de Janeiro that contribute to the competitiveness of the industry on a daily basis. CIRJ (Industrial Center of Rio de Janeiro) is part of Sistema FIRJAN (Federation of the Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro), which represents the companies that belong to the industry productive chain. Thus the mission of CIRJ is to help in the development of such companies so that they may continue to improve their products and services and become more efficient and sustainable.

 CIRJ works towards improving the business environment of companies by guiding, defending and representing its members in key competitiveness-related issues. And it does much more. When you become a member, you become part of a network of companies that are members of the FIRJAN System.  This means having access to qualified information, technical advisory and several benefits that will help in your company’s productivity.

If your company helps in the growth of industry, you can count on CIRJ.

Learn about the exclusive services for the network of the FIRJAN System members

Business representation
Acting with the public power in the municipal, state and federal spheres.
Performing towards improving the business environment in issues related to infrastructure, logistics, innovation, management and law, among others.

Technical Advisory Areas
• Legal
• International business
• Company innovation
• Social responsibility
• Environment

Qualified information
• First-hand access to research, studies and analyses of the FIRJAN System.
• Member Bulletin and Carta da Indústria, the magazine of the businessman.

Members can also enjoy special conditions in SESI (Industry Social Service of the State of Rio de Janeiro), SENAI (National Industrial Training Service of the State of Rio de Janeiro) and IEL (Euvaldo Lodi Institute of the State of Rio de Janeiro) services.



Sistema FIRJAN, the path to development

The Sistema FIRJAN offers a set of benefits for its member companies to make them even more competitive.

Business Councils

Periodical business meeting to address strategic and structural issues that intersect the industrial sectors.

Business Forums

Periodical business meeting to discuss key issues related to a given industrial sector, such as the reduction of fiscal obstacles, legal and bureaucratic issues, among others.

Technical Advisory

Specialized professionals offering advisory on issues directly affecting the competitiveness of Sistema FIRJAN member companies: legal, international business, innovation, social responsibility and environment.

Publications and bulletins

The publications present studies and research on key issues for the development of the industry, pointing out solutions for tax, infrastructure, innovation, and logistic issues, among others. Bulletins, on the other hand, present news regarding FIRJAN’s strategic performance to raise business competitiveness.

Other benefits

Apart from business representation, technical advisory and strategic information, members of the Sistema FIRJAN also count on other exclusive benefits and access to SESI, SENAI and IEL services in special conditions, as shown below:

SESI Occupational health programs
Life quality programs
Hiring of dental-care mobile units
Hiring of basic education for young people and adults with the purpose of improving the school level of employees
SENAI Professional education
Technical and technological consulting
Hiring of technologic laboratory services
IEL Internship program - Administrative management
Executive education - Customized management courses
FIRJAN/CIRJ Studies and research
Advisory on credit lines and financing programs
Advisory for operation license process for companies producing chemicals controlled by the Federal Police
Participation in exclusive events
Issuance of Certificate of Origin
SESI Medical and dental appointments
Education (basic, intermediate and fundamental)
Sport and leisure
SENAI Professional education
Faculdade SENAI Rio – Graduation and post-graduation
IEL Executive education - Management courses


FIRJAN (Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro)
If you are an industry businessman, you should find out if your association is one of 104 industry employers’ associations associated to FIRJAN. When your become a member of your employers’ association you also become automatically a member of the FIRJAN System and can count on exclusive services.

CIRJ (Industrial Center of Rio de Janeiro)
If your company is part of the industry productive chain, become a CIRJ member. This way, besides being represented by one of the largest volunteer business representation entities in Brazil, you company will also be part of the FIRJAN System associate’s network and be able to count on qualified information and technical advisory, as well as several benefits to help you increase your company’s competitiveness.

Up to 75 R$ 50
From 76 to 375 R$ 100
From 376 to 1.525 R$ 250
Over 1.525 R$ 400

* Only for non-industrial companies.

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Regional Representations

FIRJAN/CIRJ Regional Representations

Each region of Rio de Janeiro state has its own industrial inclination, with its particularities, challenges and strengths.  In order to perform together with the local businessmen right where their companies are inserted, representing their sectors and creating a favorable business environment, FIRJAN and CIRJ have regional representations (RRs) scattered throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro.



CIRJ’s programs and actions

Learn about actions that provide an every-day contribution for a more productive and sustainable state of Rio de Janeiro.

Encontros de relacionamento empresarial

Business relationship meetings

Provide an opportunity for the sharing of experiences, exhibiting company products and services, encouraging future businesses and increasing business competitiveness.


Special conditions in SESI, SENAI and IEL services

Benefit from the opportunity to increase your company’s productivity and competitiveness. Become a CIRJ member and be part of the network of FIRJAN System members.

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Theme meetings

CIRJ promotes theme meetings throughout the year to build a bridge linking companies and the public power. This articulation can be used to represent companies within the government spheres and thus boost business competitiveness.   E-social, fiscal war, port omission, outsourcing and Block K of the Fiscal Sped are some of the themes in the agenda.


Be part of the network of companies represented by the Sistema FIRJAN and increase your competitiveness with special access to all services from SESI, SENAI and IEL.