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CADE must probe price-gouging if it proves ‘exploitative’ conduct, agency’s top investigator says

By Ana Paula Candil
  • 16 Apr 2020 17:36
  • 16 Apr 2020 18:08
The Brazilian competition authority must probe companies for price-gouging if their conduct is "exploitative” and not merely actions that lead to significantly increased prices, the agency's top investigator, Alexandre Cordeiro, said today, referring to recent price increases on essential products during the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We do have to intervene. But

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Ana Paula Candil

Senior Correspondent, Latin America

Ana Paula joined MLex in Brazil in 2014 writing about antitrust investigations and merger reviews. Prior to that, she worked for several trade publications and in TV. She lived in Washington DC, where she worked for Al Jazeera English in 2010. She studied journalism and holds a postgraduate diploma in International Business Management from the George Brown College in Toronto and a Master of Business Administration diploma in government relations from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

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