According to the European Union, these measures increase the effective level of border protection in Brazil whilst providing preferences and support to domestic producers and exporters, by, inter alia: imposing a higher tax burden on imported goods than on domestic goods; conditioning tax advantages to the use of domestic goods; and, providing export-contingent subsidies.
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The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to find a satisfactory solution without proceeding further with litigation. After 60 days, if consultations have failed to resolve the dispute, the complainant may request adjudication by a panel.