YEAR 2016 N.º 1

ISSN 2182-9845

Panorama of Bilateral Trade Relationship Brazil - China and Selected Cases of Trade Remedy

Dan Wei


Brazil; China; trade remedies; antidumping decree; public interest


The economies of Brazil and China are complementary to one another in nature, therefore, the boom of bilateral trade based on the comparative advantage is beneficial to both sides and brings new opportunities for both countries. Even though the great part of bilateral trade relations is developing soundly, more and more trade frictions have emerged in some particular industrial sectors. This paper analyzes trade remedies in Brazil, evaluates its reform of antidumping regulatory framework and focuses on implications of Brazilian new antidumping decree for China.

The author assesses a few recent cases of trade disputes between Brazil and China, namely, the case of tabletop ceramics, the case of diphenylmethane diisocyanate polymer, the case of technical porcelain, the case of glass for refrigeration equipment and the case of flat-rolled silicon steel. Brazilian experiences show some unique features in comparison with other traditional users of the World Trade Organization. In a moment then China is seeking greater deference and respect from the WTO members, increasing protectionist attitude may be an easy but definitely not a sharp approach.