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Price-gouging violation depends on product ‘essentiality,’ market regulation, CADE's top investigator says

By Ana Paula Candil and Flavia Fortes
  • 27 Jul 2020 07:30
  • 23 Jul 2020 15:19
Charging exorbitant prices in times of emergency is an antitrust violation when the product is essential, the market is a near-monopoly and when regulation can't solve the problem with abusive increased prices, the Brazilian competition authority's top investigator, Alexandre Cordeiro, told MLex, referring to the agency’s investigation into alleged price-gouging involving medical

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