DS: Brazil — Certain Automotive Investment Measures

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Complaint by Japan. 

On 30 July 1996, Japan requested consultations with Brazil concerning certain automotive investment measures taken by the Brazilian government. Violations of the TRIMs Agreement Article 2, GATT Articles I:1, III:4 and XI:1 as well as the Subsidies Agreement Articles 3, 27.2 and 27.4 are alleged. In addition, Japan made a non-violation claim under GATT Article XXIII:1(b).


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