Brazilian anti-dumping cases vs. China set to rise

Jun 17, 2013 | 10:23 AM | Juan Weik

Tags  China imports, Brazilian dumping investigations, Joseph Dorn, Christopher Cloutier, King & Spalding, steel, iron ore, Chinese products steel pipe

SÃO PAULO — The number of Brazilian anti-dumping investigations involving China is expected to rise over the next few years as local companies become "more aware" of their trade defense options.

China is involved in only one-third of the ongoing anti-dumping cases in the nation, but its share is rising, Joseph W. Dorn and Christopher T. Cloutier, from New York-based law firm King & Spalding LLP, told AMM sister publication Steel First.

"If you see other countries in Latin America, this share in Brazil is lower," Cloutier said, citing levels of about 50 percent in Peru and up to 100 percent in Colombia. "The likelihood is that China’s (share of anti-dumping cases) will increase in Brazil."....

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