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

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Complaint by the European Communities.

On 7 May 1997, the EC requested consultations with Brazil in respect of certain measures in the trade and investment sector implemented by Brazil, including in particular, Law No. 9440 of 14 March 1997, Law No. 9449 of 14 March 1997, and Decree No. 1987 of 20 August 1996. The EC contended that these measures violate Articles I:1 and III:4 of GATT 1994, Articles 3, 5 and 27.4 of the Subsidies Agreement, and Article 2 of the TRIMs Agreement. The EC also claimed for nullification and impairment of benefits under both GATT 1994 and the Subsidies Agreement. See also WT/DS51, WT/DS52 and WT/DS65.


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