Trade & Manufacturing Alert - May 2012

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In This Issue:

- 01 World Trade Organization Forms Compliance Panel In Airbus Case

- 02 USTR Details Issues And Progress On Foreign Trade Barriers

- 03 The “Bigger Brazil” Industrial Plan Grows Again

- 03 Commerce Department Reports On The Impact Of Intellectual Property On The U.S. Economy

- 04 U.S. Government Intervenes In Action Alleging Evasion Of Import Duties

- 05 News Of Note

- 06 Contacts

Excerpt from The “Bigger Brazil” Industrial Plan Grows Again

In a continuing effort to boost Brazilian manufacturing, the Government of Brazil announced another $35 billion in stimulus measures on April 3. This second phase of the Brasil Maior (“Bigger Brazil”) Industrial Plan eliminates payroll taxes for some Brazilian manufacturers and greatly expands low-cost lending facilities offered by Brazil’s National Development Bank, BNDES.

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