DS: United States — Countervailing Measures on Cold- and Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil

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Complaint by Brazil

On 11 November 2016, Brazil requested consultations with the United States concerning the imposition of certain countervailing measures imposed by the United States with respect to cold- and hot-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, and certain aspects of the investigations underlying those measures.

Brazil claimed that the measures appear to be inconsistent with:

  • Articles 1, 2, 10, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.9, 12.3, 12.5, 12.7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 19.3, 19.4 and 32.1 and Annexes II and III of the SCM Agreement; and
  • Article VI of the GATT 1994.



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