SAO PAULO – Brazil’s auto-parts makers are pressuring the government to set up a plan to increase quotas on imported components. This year, the country’s auto industry is expected to import up to BR6.2 billion ($3.6 billion) more auto parts than it exports. In 2009, the negative trade balance in the sector totaled BR 4.3 billion ($2.5 billion). “These are serious problems that we have to solve soon,” Brazil Minister of Development, Industry & Foreign Trade Miguel Jorge says of the ...

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