Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) (Brasilia)

Brazilian Competition Authority

Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) (Brasilia)

The Administrative Council for Economic Defense - CADE is an independent agency reporting to the Ministry of Justice, with its headquarters and legal establishment in the city of Brasília, Federal District, Brazil. The authority has jurisdiction over the national territory and performs its legal functions given by the Law Nº 12.529/2011. CADE’s mission is to ensure free competition. CADE is the body from the Executive branch of the Brazilian government responsible for investigating and deciding, ultimately, on competition issues, as well as responsible for fostering and promoting the culture of competition in Brazil.

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10312 Bulletin

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority fines 3 companies and 13 individuals for a cartel in the sodium silicate market (Manchester Química / Unaprosil / Perquímia)

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CADE fines over 60 million reais for a cartel in the sodium silicate market* The authority fined companies and individuals for the anticompetitive conduct In the hearing of 9 November, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) convicted the companies Manchester Química, Unaprosil, (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority signs a cease and desist agreement with a health and fitness club following investigation for abuse of dominance in the minimum price fixed for health fitness activities on its platform (Gympass)

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CADE signs agreement with Gympass in Brazilian health club market* Daily fines are to be applied in case of non-compliance On 21 September 2022, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) ratified the Cease and Desist Agreement with Gympass on the administrative enquiry that (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority fines 2 car dealerships for gun jumping in the transfer of a franchise dealership (Grand Brasil / Bis Distribuiçã)

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Grand Brasil and Bis Distribuição to pay BRL 2 million for gun jumping* The firms did not report a transaction to the Brazilian antitrust authority On 5 October 2022, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) found the firms Grand Brasil and Bis Distribuição guilty of completing an (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority fines six firms and 35 individuals for anticompetitively exchanging information on hiring practices in the healthcare industry

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CADE signs agreements in case in the market of hired labour in healthcare industry* A total of six firms and 35 individuals are to pay more than BRL 34 million in financial contributions The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) signed six Cease and Desist Agreements with firms (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority signs an agreement with a health club aggregator platform to halt exclusivity clauses and resale price maintenance practices (Gympass)

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CADE signs agreement with Gympass in Brazilian health club market* Daily fines are to be applied in case of non-compliance On 21 September 2022, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) ratified the Cease and Desist Agreement with Gympass on the administrative enquiry that (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority finds three companies guilty of cartel activity in the distribution and resale of LP gas (Nacional Gás Butano Distribuidora / Revendedora de Gás da Paraíba / Frazão Distribuidora de Gás)

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CADE finds three companies guilty of cartelisation in the distribution and resale of LP gas* Fines reach over BRL 600 million On 3 August, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) found the companies Nacional Gás Butano Distribuidora, Revendedora de Gás da Paraíba, and Frazão (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority recommends conditional clearance of the acquisition transaction between two pharmaceutical companies (Pague Menos / Extrafarma)

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CADE’s investigative arm recommends Pague Menos’ acquisition of Extrafarma be conditionally cleared* The Tribunal of the agency will review the case for a final decision CADE’s investigative body remitted the acquisition of the pharmacy chain Extrafarma to the Tribunal, suggesting its approval (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority imposes a large fine on two HDPE pipe manufacturers and three individuals for market sharing, bid rigging and price fixing (Brastubo / Poly Easy)

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CADE convicts cartel members in the Brazilian market of pipes and fittings* The authority convicted Brastubo, Poly Easy, and three individuals to pay fines amounting to BRL 33.1 million On 27 April 2022, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) convicted the firms Brastubo (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority fines two companies and five individuals for anticompetitive conduct in the resin market (Royal Química / Cempre Apoio Educacional)

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Cartel in the resin market is fined 46.8 million reais* The authority convicted two companies and five individuals for the anticompetitive conduct On 23 March 2022, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) convicted the firms Royal Química and Cempre Apoio Educacional, in (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority allows a European shipping company to exercise some corporate control over a national logistics company while the Authority considers its proposed acquisition (SAS Shipping Agencies Services / Log-In Logística Intermodal)

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CADE allows SAS to exercise some corporate control over the business affairs of Log-In until the case is adjudicated* The authorization ensures the reversibility of the transaction and the competitive conditions of the affected markets On 15 December 2021, the Administrative Council for (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority launches an administrative proceeding against 42 companies and 43 individuals to investigate allegations of a cartel in public and private procurement for outsourced services

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CADE launches proceeding to investigate cartel in outsourced services procurement* More than 50 procurement processes had signs of collusion On Tuesday (14 September), the Office of the Superintendent General of CADE (SG) launched an administrative proceeding against 42 companies and 43 (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority recommends the conviction of cartel members in tenders of orthoses, prostheses, and medical devices (Biotronik Comercial Médica / Boston Scientific do Brasil / Medtronic Comercial / St. Jude Medical Brasil)

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CADE’s Office of the General Superintendent recommends the conviction of cartel members in tenders of orthoses, prostheses, and medical devices* Together, the collusive firms controlled the entire market of implantable cardiac pacemakers used in heart disease treatments On 24 August, CADE’s (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority fines ten office and school supplies companies for bid rigging (Comercial Armarinho Oliveira / Livraria e Papelaria Boa Vista / Livraria e Leal Dantas)

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Office and school suppliers found guilty of bid rigging in Pernambuco Cartel* CADE levied fines totalling BRL 1.5 million on ten companies and five individuals involved in the scheme In the hearing of this Wednesday (18 August), the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) found ten (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority convicts members of a cartel in procurements for PVC pipes and fittings (BR Plásticos Indústria / BRP Indústria Plástica / Nicoll Indústria Plástica Tigre / Amanco)

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CADE convicts a cartel in procurements for PVC pipes and fittings* In the hearing of this Wednesday (30 June), the Administrative Council for Economic Defense convicted five firms and six individuals for a cartel in public procurements for PVC pipes and fittings. Such procurements were aimed (...)

Brazilian Competition Authority The Brazilian Competition Authority authorises temporary collaboration due to COVID-19 among competitors distributing consumer goods such as beverages, food, and personal and domestic care products to small and medium retailers (Movimento Nós)

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Cade authorizes collaboration among Ambev, BRF, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Nestlé and Pepsico due to the new coronavirus crisis* Exceptional measure aims to minimize the effects of the crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) recently decided to (...)

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