Bill causes trade war in the House

The bill that plans to require vessels to regasification (FSRU) Storage and Regasification Unit) hire Brazilian companies of navigation is moving the House of Representatives. For the sector, the change would generate additional costs and legal uncertainty for companies.

The proposal, which is authored by Deputy Hugo Leal (PSD-RJ), intends to repeal a regulation of Antaq (National Waterway Transport Agency) that provides support for legal system for these vessels to operate without any intermediary, only connected to the thermal power plants.

The text generated much criticism and opened a trade war in the Chamber. Members who do not agree, also claim that the requirement sets a dangerous precedent for other modes of static vessels preparing to explore the pre-salt.

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