Brazil launches trade dispute against China over sugar: WTO



Tom Miles | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) – Brazil has launched a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization to challenge Beijing’s restrictions on sugar imports, a filing published by the WTO showed on Monday. Brazil said it was challenging China’s “safeguard” measure on imported sugar, the administration of its tariff-rate quota, and its “automatic import licensing” system for out-of-quota sugar. Brazil’s recourse to the WTO, confirming a move approved by its foreign trade chamber CAMEX on Aug. 31, is a response to a plunge in Brazilian sugar exports since China imposed an additional 45 percent sugar tariff last year. Read more here