Minister asks supermarkets not to practice abusive prices

Minister asks supermarkets not to practice abusive prices

Torquato Jardim sent a letter to Abras on Tuesday (29) and says consumers are the most vulnerable part of the situation

Strike could affect supermarket suppliesBrunno Dantas / TJRJThe Minister of Justice, Toquato Jardim, sent a letter to Abras (Brazilian Association of Supermarkets) on Tuesday (29) asking that supermarkets do not increase the prices of products sold .Supermarkets are undermined because of the truckers' strike that follows the ninth consecutive day.Although the category has agreed with the federal government to end the strike, there are still mobilization points across the country.Supply will gradually be normalized.In the letter, the minister says that the price increase violates the Consumer Protection Code and that customers cannot be harmed, as they are the most vulnerable part of the situation.On May 24, Jardim had already sent letters to Abras and Fecombustíveis (National Federation of Trade in Fuels and Lubricants).In the texts, it argues that establishments cannot apply abusive prices due to the lack of goods.Read Torquato Jardim's letter:To the President of ABRAS -...


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