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Ministry of Economy participates in discussion on competition defense and competitiveness in the digital age

Digital markets

Marcelo Guaranys speaks of the need to increase the country's insertion in the international scenario in a more competitive way.

Speaking at the International Designing Antitrust for the Digital Era Conference on Wednesday, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Economy Marcelo Pacheco dos Guaranys said the digital economy has huge benefits as well as major challenges in scale. global. He cited the defense of competition, taxation and data protection, topics that are on the agenda of the main world forums for discussion on competition in which Brazil participates. 

“We have several initiatives, such as the digital transformation strategy and we will not miss the opportunity to start increasing the insertion of the Brazilian economy in the international scenario with increasing competitiveness,” he said.

The executive secretary, who represented Minister Paulo Guedes at the opening of the event, said that initiatives such as the international conference are fundamental for sharing world experiences on the subject. 

The conference, an initiative of the Department of Economic Studies of the Administrative Council for the Defense of Competition (Cade), is being held today and tomorrow (31/7 and 1/8), in the auditorium of the Ministry of Justice, in Brasilia. The objective is to discuss the adaptation of Brazilian competition policy to digital markets. National and international speakers address various topics related to antitrust enforcement in the digital age.


On the second day of the event (Thursday, 08/01), the panel uses Data uses and misuses , which has as its theme the use of data by companies as input in different products and services, their competitive nature, as they can be used. to create barriers to entry and exclude competitors and, finally, how competition authorities can prepare to properly play their roles in the digital age.

Differences between digital and regular markets will be addressed in the Evidence of exclusion and damages panel by analyzing the reasons and evidence that underpinned decisions made by international authorities in specific cases.

Tomorrow's last panel, Remedies in Digital Markets , focuses on the challenges of creating solutions for digital markets by assessing the proper implementation of these alternatives and their outcomes.

The debate will be moderated by César Mattos, secretary of the Competition and Competitiveness Advocacy of the Special Secretariat of Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy.