Dino determines that fuel increases are immediately verified


The Minister of Justice, Flávio Dino, said this Monday (2) that he determined, as an immediate measure, that the National Consumer Secretary, Wadih Damous, check situations of fuel price increases at the beginning of the year.

“I have already instructed Secretary Wadih to immediately verify the situation of the unreasonable, immoderate increases in fuel prices that occurred today, since there is no objective reason to do so,” said Dino in a speech during the handover ceremony.

An exemption promoted by the previous government, of President Jair Bolsonaro, on fuels ceased to be in effect at the turn of the year, but shortly after taking office, on Sunday, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed a provisional measure extending the exemption.

The exemption from federal PIS and Cofins taxes will be valid until the end of February for gasoline (which will also be exempt from Cide during the period), ethanol, aviation kerosene and vehicular natural gas – in addition to naphtha. The cut will be valid until the end of the year for diesel, biodiesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, cooking gas).

The extension had been discussed for weeks between Lula’s finance minister, Fernando Haddad, and Bolsonaro’s economy minister, Paulo Guedes.

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