The Brazilian government has introduced new anti-dumping
legislation, national foreign trade ministry MDIC said Oct.
The measures are
intended to incorporate changes to meet the challenges now
facing Brazils foreign trade and are effect
At the end of July,
Brazil said that it would improve its anti-dumping legislation
to make it more modern and transparent.
Under the new regime,
the average length of future anti-dumping investigations will
be reduced to 10 months from the current 15 months.
Also, the government
intends to ensure that preliminary determinations are made
within an average of 120 days after the probe is started vs.
the current average of 240 days.
There are now 37
anti-dumping investigations being carried out by the Brazilian
government, of which three involve steel goods.
The products being
analyzed include heavy plate, austenitic stainless cold-rolled
coil and carbon steel seamless pipe.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel