Targeted fuel and public transport support

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 18 November 2022

In an effort to lessen the impacts of the global energy crisis on domestic consumers, the Brazilian government enacted in July 2022 targeted subsidies for independent truck drivers and taxi drivers. 

Exceptional support is also provided for States providing tax (ICMS) advantages to ethanol producers and distributors, to reinforce those existing measures and ensure ethanol remains competitive as a transport fuel- only States scrapping taxes for ethanol will for instance be allowed to apply a similar cancellation to petrol.

In addition, free public transportation is granted to people over 65 years across the territory. 

These new measures are planned to end after 2022.

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