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São Paulo, May 2018.
STATEMENT ‐ Current situation in Brazil affecting logistics and road transportation
To whom it may concern:
CitrusBR would like to inform that since Monday (May 21st), Brazilian truck drivers have
started a category strike as a protest against high fuel prices. As they stopped working and blocked
major roads with their demonstrations, they have interrupted access to two of the main export
ports in Brazil – including Santos – as reported in the Brazilian and international press.
Since road transportation is one of the most important chain of logistics and export of
products in Brazil, several activities and business are being affected – the supply of raw materials to
industries of all sectors, the fuel distribution (and therefore transportation of people and goods),
and the exports not only from the citrus sector but from all Brazilian exporting sectors.
Yesterday, May, 27th, the Brazilian government announced some measures in an attempt to
end the strike, but some roads are still blocked. CitrusBR members are closely following
developments related to this topic and will keep the market informed.
Best regards,
Ibiapaba Netto
CitrusBR Executive Director
Representing: Citrosuco, Cutrale and Louis Dreyfus Juice