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

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Complaint by the United States.

On 10 January 1997, the US requested consultations with Brazil concerning more or less the same measures as in WT/DS52. However, this request also included measures adopted by Brazil subsequent to consultations held with the US pursuant to the request under WT/DS52, which include measures conferring benefits to certain companies located in Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the EC. The US alleged violations under Articles I:1 and III:4 of GATT 1994, Article 2 of the TRIMs Agreement, and Articles 3 and 27.4 of the SCM Agreement. The United States also made a nullification and impairment of benefits claim under Article XXIII:1(b) of GATT 1994.


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