Volume 12 (2017) / Issue 11/12
In 2013, Brazil issued a new anti-dumping regulation: Decree 8058/2013. The new rules came under a context of enhancement of the trade remedies system, in the scope of an industrial policy that aimed to protect the domestic production against imports. Since then, Brazilian public policies changed significantly, becoming more focused on seeking new markets for exports instead of protecting the domestic market. Nonetheless, the new anti-dumping law has changed permanently the trade remedies system in Brazil.
This article reviews developments in the modernization of Brazil’s anti-dumping law. What it means for companies using the law or subject to it is important. Here are the key things you need to know. First, the new anti-dumping legislation was designed to encourage full participation by the exporters, providing for a mandatory lesser duty benefit for cooperating exporters, and for several opportunities of defence. Second, the new legislation provides for a detailed administrative process, involving deadlines applicable to the interested parties and to the investigating authority, with the purpose of expediting the process. Third, although the Brazilian law provides for several kinds of reviews, some of them were not used yet. Finally, anti-dumping duties may be suspended due to public interests, normally after an administrative procedure for this end.
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