O regime dos subsídios intrazona no Mercosul (The Mercosur Internal Subsidies Regime), Master of Laws dissertation, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2003)

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Henrique Choer Moraes

Embassy of Brazil in New Zealand ; KU Leuven

Date Written: August 15, 2003

Abstract

Portuguese Abstract: O presente trabalho aborda a estrutura do regime de subsídios intrazona no Mercosul, tema que abrange as normas e órgãos encarregados de regular a concessão de subsídios e a imposição de medidas compensatórias para o comércio entre os membros do bloco.

Tendo por premissa a constatação de que nenhum instituto do Mercosul pode ser estudado sem antes remeter-se às normas multilaterais pertinentes, o trabalho examina as normas da OMC sobre subsídios (Acordo sobre Subsídios e Medidas Compensatórias, ASMC) e sobre acordos regionais de comércio (GATT, Art. XXIV) com a finalidade de perquirir acerca da necessidade de as regras regionais sobre o assunto serem mais rigorosas do que aquelas que estão no ASMC.

Constatada a ampla margem de regulamentação deixada aos blocos, em virtude das lacunas nas normas multilaterais, o trabalho se ocupa de analisar a forma como o Mercosul trata da concessão de subsídios e da aplicação de medidas compensatórias, visando apontar o grau de integração atingido pelos Estados-Membros na matéria.

English Abstract: The present study examines the structure of the Mercosur´s intrazone subsidy regime, which comprises the rules and organs that regulate the granting of subsidies and the imposition of countervailing measures that may affect trade within the region.

Assuming that no aspect of Mercosur Law can be studied disregarding the multilateral rules that deal with it, an examination of WTO norms related to subsidies (Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, ASCM) and regional trade agreements (GATT, Art. XXIV) is thus conducted with the purpose of searching for any sort of multilateral constraints on the regional regulation of subsidies, namely the need for stricter rules than those laid down by the ASCM.

Given the wide leeway that multilateral rules leave open for regional regulation, the study proceeds to analyze the manner in which Mercosur has faced the problem posed by subsdies and countervailing measures, which is tantamount to evaluating, from the perspective of this specific issue, the degree of integration the members have managed to establish so far.

Note: Downloadable document is available in Portuguese.

Keywords: International trade law, Subsidies and countervailing measures, Mercosur, World Trade Organization

Suggested Citation

Choer Moraes, Henrique, O regime dos subsídios intrazona no Mercosul (The Mercosur Internal Subsidies Regime), Master of Laws dissertation, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2003) (August 15, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3045915 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3045915

Henrique Choer Moraes (Contact Author)

Embassy of Brazil in New Zealand ( email )

Level 13, 10 Customhouse Quay
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

KU Leuven ( email )

Belgium

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