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Brazil May Face Another Crisis with Truck Freight Rates

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court has given the government of President Michel Temer until Friday to explain a recent resolution which establishes a new minimum freight rate. The resolution has received harsh criticism from several sectors, including Brazil’s agricultural sector, which claims that the new, higher, rates will hinder the transportation of this year’s crop.

“The rural producer began to be very affected (by higher rates) and is having difficulties in moving his production,” said the head of the legal department at the National Agricultural Confederation (CNA), Rudy Maia . . .

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