September 27, 2022
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Bolsonaro introduces direct sales of ethanol from factories to gas stations

Brasilia – President Jair Bolsonaro Producers or importers of hydrous ethanol will be allowed to sell directly to gas stations. This practice will be approved by a temporary measure in the fuel market that will be signed on Wednesday, the 11th, at a ceremony held in Planalto Palace, according to Ministry of Mines and Energy.

President Jair Bolsonaro promised, the direct sale of ethanol from stations to gas stations has been studied since 2019, according to Estadao / broadcast I already mentioned. To pave the way for this straightforward process, the government needed to make adjustments to provide legal and tax support for the measure. One of the alternatives studied was the MP version to standardize a group pes/coffins On hydrated ethanol – currently divided between producers and distributors – only in factories.

Regulation via MP and single-stage charging approval of PIS/Cofins has been defended by tax authorityBy reducing the chances of tax evasion. However, part of the sector claims that this change leaves room for evasion and counterfeiting and that it will not reduce the issue of consumer price. However, the proposal meets a demand from mill owners the Northeast.

According to MME, the MP to be signed tomorrow will also allow Points to sell fuels from other brands, as long as the consumer is duly informed – known as a “loyalty to science regulatory custodian.” By authorization, service stations of the Shell, Ipiranga or BR brands will be able to sell fuel from other suppliers, always informing the customer.

“This measure was taken based on the deliberations of the National Council on Energy Policy (CNPE) and studies conducted by National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) With the aim of increasing competition, and benefiting the final consumer,” the Ministry of Municipality and Environment says in a note.

The signing ceremony of the representative will be at the Planalto Palace at ten in the morning, in the presence of the President of the Republic Jair Bolsonarotwo ministers from Mines and EnergyAnd Pinto AlbuquerqueGive EconomieAnd Paulo GeddesGive AgricultureAnd Teresa Christina.