Brazil files com­plaint against US du­ties

Jamaica Gleaner - - GROWTH & JOBS -

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.

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