Brazil files complaint against US duties
GENEVA, Switzerland (AP): BRAZIL HAS filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the US over duties imposed on Brazilian steel products.
A WTO announcement Friday on the filing comes amid questions about how the US will interact with the Geneva-based trade body after President-elect Donald Trump’s January inauguration.
WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo tweeted last Wednesday that the WTO “stands ready to work with the new administration”.
Brazil claims the US violated WTO subsidy rules by imposing higher tariffs over the last year on Brazilian cold- and hot-rolled steel flat products in response to alleged improper Brazilian government subsidies.