Brazil’s CADE Opposed to Freight Transport Price Minimum

The minimum freight price was a demand made by truckers to end the 11-day standstill that affected several sectors of the economy.

By Lise Alves

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s CADE (anti-trust agency) announced on Monday it is opposed to the creation of a minimum value to be charged for cargo freight transport. The measure was one of conditions put forth by independent truck drivers to end their 11-day strike at the beginning of June.

"The consolidated understanding of Cade, is that price fixing constitutes an infraction of the economic order that can be condemned," said the document sent by CADE authorities to Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF).

According to CADE, freight tariffs limit competition, damaging society and . . .

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