The Brazilian Competition Authority decides to file charges against a multinational technology company due to one of its online shopping platform features (Google)

GOOGLE SHOPPING IN BRAZIL: HIGHLIGHTS OF CADE'S DECISION AND TAKEAWAYS FOR DIGITAL ECONOMY ISSUES On 26 June 2019, the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) decided to file the competition charges raised against Google on its “Google Shopping” feature. It was not an easy decision, which is shown by the split at CADE’s Board during its final ruling: 3 x 3, with CADE’s president using his casting vote to file the case. [1] The alleged anticompetitive conduct is identical to the one investigated by the European Commission and the U.S. FTC. As readers may know, in Europe the same case lead to a severe sanction, while in the U.S. it was filed since the FTC choose not to challenge the case before the Judiciary. [2] This paper intends to highlight key aspects of the case in order to shed

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