Brazil files WTO dispute against South Africa

by Editor
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Brazil has formally taken action against South Africa's use of antidumping policies against Brazilian poultry meat, according to a statement from the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Brazil requested consultations with South Africa under the WTO's dispute settlement system over South Africa's allegations that Brazilian poultry was dumped in the South African market, damaging the country's domestic poultry sales.

South Africa imposed an anti-dumping duty of 62.93% on whole chickens, and 46.59% on boneless cuts from Brazil. The measures exclude boneless cuts from Aurora Alimentos, which are charged a duty of 6.26%.

Brazil could ask for a panel to adjudicate the matter if consultations fail.