Brazil is a member of the Mercosur trading bloc, which has its own regional standards organization that issues and harmonizes standards. Technical committees write and recommend standards in selected areas. Each country must ratify the standard before they are adopted in that country. A number of standards have already been adopted as Mercosul standards. Adopted and proposed Mercosur standards are listed on Mercosur’s website. The Executive Secretariat of the Mercosur Standards Organization is located in São Paulo, Brazil.
Brazil, via Mercosur, is negotiating several FTAs and has completed one with the European Union that has not entered into force yet, as it has not been approved by the different congresses in the EU.
The U.S. Trade Representative engages with Brazil via the Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation.