US Urges Brazil To Call Off Tariff Increases

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT) -- U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk this week urged Brazil to pull back on its recently announced tariff increases, saying the higher import taxes would put a damper on U.S. exports to the country, according to a Thursday news report.

A representative for the Office of the USTR on Thursday confirmed to Law360 that a letter had been sent, but declined to comment further on the matter.

"Brazil's actions harm its trading partners in the region and around the world," Kirk said in Wednesday's letter, according to...
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