DS: Brazil — Certain Measures Affecting Trade and Investment in the Automotive Sector

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Complaint by the United States.

On 9 August 1996, the US requested consultations with Brazil concerning the same measures as identified in Japan’s request in WT/DS51. Violations of the TRIMs Agreement Article 2, GATT Articles I:1 and III:4 as well as the Subsidies Agreement Articles 3 and 27.4 are alleged. In addition, the United States also made a non-violation claim under GATT Article XXIII:1(b).


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