Truckers ask for oil export fee to ease diesel cost

The National Council for Road Freight Transport (CNTRC) argued that the government should tax oil exports and use the levy to reduce fuel taxes. The group is composed of representatives of truckers and exposed the demand in an open letter to President Jair Bolsonaro.

The claim comes after fuel values rose again at gas stations across Brazil this month, with the end of a temporary federal tax exemption guaranteed for diesel that was worth two months.

It is worth remembering that recently the president appointed the new commander of Petrobras, General Joaquim Silva and Luna in place of Roberto Castello Branco. The change occurred due to complaints about the state's pricing policies, echoing truckers' complaints.

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