CADE launches a new way to pay filing costs



Starting this week, there is a new way to issue Federal Tax Liability Forms (“GRU”) to pay the filing costs for Merger Control and Consultation procedures to the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). The new tool allows forms to be paid at any Brazilian bank. It also ensures that forms can be filled out quickly (because it is integrated with the Brazilian Federal Revenue Department’s system, which offers automatic filling of the information blanks, based on the users’ CPF or CPNJ) and speeds up the payment processing.

In the future, the authority intends to implement the usage of this system for the payment of fines and pecuniary contributions in administrative proceedings and for settlement agreements (which are currently issued by the General Attorney’s Office at CADE), thus ensuring greater digital integration to its procedures.