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U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue
Trade between countries is complicated. Language and cultural differences can create challenges. In addition, countries’ unique ways of doing business can often slow or inhibit bilateral trade and investment and create non-tariff barriers to trade. The U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Brazilian Ministry of Economy with the goal of fostering and growing bilateral trade and investment by working to PREVENT, REDUCE and REMOVE non-tariff barriers to trade.
Created in 2006, the Commercial Dialogue brings together technical experts to share knowledge, experience, and problem-solving ideas on topics important to our business communities. The working groups that make up the Dialogue have a substantive agenda and ambitious work plans on issues that stand in the way of growing bilateral trade and investment. Although formally a government-government initiative, the Dialogue team works with the business communities in both countries to identify problems, and more importantly, solutions to facilitate trade. Through site visits, training sessions, workshops, and video conferences we have built bridges to better understanding on technical trade issues.
Key topics include:
- Customs and Trade Facilitation
- Good Regulatory Practices
- Standards & Conformity Assessment
- Intellectual Property Protection
- Standards and Metrology
- Trade in the Digital Economy
For more information, please contact:
Deputy Director, Office of Latin America & the Caribbean