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How Commodity Markets Drive USA-Brazil Trade Relations

  Brazil, as the largest and most influential country in Latin America, has become a prominent advocate for developing nations in establishing regional and multilateral trade policies. The United States and Brazil have developed a productive relationship as they work towards promoting trade liberalization. They have made efforts to find a compromise with the European Union in the World Trade Organization's Doha Round and have established bilateral working groups to address trade and other related matters. However, they have contrasting approaches to trade policy, disagree on the regional implementation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and have shared concerns on certain trade policies and practices. The trading policy of Brazil is influenced to some extent by economic considerations. The "trade preferences" also mirror deeply ingrained macroeconomic, industrial, and foreign policy. While the trade strategy of the United States prioritizes the negotiation of
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The Impact of Trade Tariffs on USA-Brazil Commodity Exchange

  There has been a global push to lower tariffs, but more lately, trade strategies have included raising tariffs where they are already allowed. The United States started two major trade cases in 2017 to look into how aluminum and steel imports affected U.S. national security and to see if China's intellectual property policies could be enforced under U.S. trade law. Under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, the U.S. Department of Commerce started a probe in April 2017 to find out if steel and aluminum products were being brought into the country in large enough amounts or in ways that put national security at risk. The President told the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to start a Section 301 investigation in August 2017 to find out if China's rules on intellectual property and technology transfer were unfair or discriminatory and if they made it harder or impossible for the U.S. to do business with China. After the Section 232 investigation came to a good concl