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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Agencia Nacional da Aviação Civil – ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) announced it is increasing airport taxes for both domestic and international flights by an average of 14.21 percent at government-administered airports. The tax increase will be implemented at the beginning of February.

According to national daily O Globo, the tax increase is seen as abusive by Brazil’s Consumer Defense Institute (IDEC). “The increase is well above inflation. It is unjustifiable and constitutes an abusive action,” stated IDEC lawyer Claudia Almeida.

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