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RENATA AMARAL, BMJ Senior Consultant, was interviewed by Reuters on the complaint Brazil opened against Canada at the World Trade Organization (WTO), accusing the country of distorting the global aerospace industry with subsidies for planemaker Bombardier Inc. Brazil opened the formal complaint on last Wednesday, the 8th.

“The aerospace industry is heavily subsidized around the world,” said lawyer Renata Amaral. “The problem is when subsidies reach a degree that starts creating distortions in the market.”

Amaral, who has advised Brazil on previous WTO cases, said that a decision on the current dispute was likely to stretch into 2018.

Both countries now have up to 60 days to try to settle the dispute before the WTO convenes a panel of experts to help make a ruling in the case.

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