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Brazilian Federal Supreme Court deems as unconstitutional a municipal law that requires supermarket to keep the packer

By majority of votes, the Plenary Meeting of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) dismissed, in the meeting of this Wednesday (24), an Extraordinary Appeal (RE) 839950, filed by the Municipality of Pelotas (RS) to challenge the decision of the Court of Justice of Rio Grande do Sul (TJ-RS) that declared unconstitutional a local law that compels supermarkets and similar to provide packaging services. The thesis embraced for general repercussion states that "laws that require supermarkets or similar to the provision of packaging services violates the principle of free initiative" are unconstitutional.

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