25 April 2019
Brazil Sets Administrative Procedures for Public Interest Evaluations of Trade Remedy Measures
Brazilian authorities have established new administrative procedures to conduct public interest evaluations of trade remedy measures, which are aimed at assessing whether definitive antidumping and countervailing measures should be suspended or amended and whether Brazil should refrain from applying provisional AD/CV measures. For purposes of these administrative procedures, the public interest test is met when the impact of the imposition of the AD/CV measures on domestic economic agents as a whole is potentially more damaging than any positive effects derived from the application of such measures. Among other things, the assessment may consider impacts on the downstream and upstream chains, the availability of substitute products in countries unaffected by the trade remedy measure, as well as market structure and competition conditions.