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U.S.-Brazil Bilateral Agreements

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The United States and Brazil have a century-old history of economic, political, social, and cultural interactions. Most aspects of the evolving bilateral relationship are embodied in key agreements negotiated over the years between both countries. The most recent U.S.-Brazil bilateral agreements for major topics can be found below.

Agreements:

  • 2012:

11/27/12 – Statement of Cooperation Regarding Cooperation in the Medical Device Single Audit Program
08/13/12 – Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation with respect to Tobacco Products
05/17/12 – Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Labor Cooperation
04/09/12 – Exchange of Letters on Distinctive Product Designations for Tennessee Whiskey and Bourbon Whiskey from the United States and Cachaça from Brazil
04/09/12 – Memorandum of Understanding to Improve Institutional Capacity Through Technical Cooperation on Environmental Management
04/09/12 – Memorandum of Understanding in the Fields of Sustainable Housing and Urban Development
04/09/12 – Action Plan on Science and Technology Cooperation
04/09/12 – Memorandum of Understanding for the Implementation of Technical Cooperation Activities in Third Countries to Improve Food Security
04/09/12 – Memorandum of Understanding to Support State and Local Cooperation
04/09/12 – Memorandum of Understanding on the Aviation Partnership (AP)

  • 2011:

03/19/11 – Note of Renewal and Amendment of the Agreement on the Employment of Dependents of Diplomatic and Consular Personnel
03/19/11 – Protocol of Intentions for the Expansion of Technical Cooperation Activities in Third Countries
03/19/11 – Partnership for the Development of Aviation Biofuels
03/19/11 – Memorandum of Understanding on Dimensions of Biodiversity
03/19/11 – Memorandum of Understanding for the Establishment of the Brazil-U.S.A. Strategic Dialogue Program
03/19/11 – Memorandum of Understanding for the Implementation of Technical Cooperation Activities in Third Countries in the Field of Decent Work
03/19/11 – Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation to Support the Organization of Major Global Sporting Events
03/19/11 – Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
03/19/11 – Air Transport Agreement (ASA)
03/19/11 – Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation (ATEC)
02/10/11 – Memorandum of Understanding on the Implementation of a Professional Exchange Program

  • 2010:

07/XX/10 – Innovation Annex to the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue Letter of Intent
06/25/10 – Framework for a Mutually Agreed Solution to the Cotton Dispute in the World Trade Organization
04/20/10 – Memorandum of Understanding Regarding a Fund for Technical Assistance and Capacity Building with Respect to the Cotton Dispute in the World Trade Organization
04/12/10 – Agreement Regarding Defense Cooperation (DCA)
03/03/10 – Memorandum of Understanding for the Implementation of Technical Cooperation Activities in Third Countries
03/03/10 – Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation Regarding Climate Change
03/03/10 – Memorandum of Understanding for the Advancement of Women

  • Pre-2010:

03/13/08 – Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (JAPER)
03/30/07 – Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Legislative Strengthening in Guinea-Bissau
03/30/07 – Memorandum of Understanding on Education
03/20/07 – Agreement for the Exchange of Information Relating to Taxes (TIEA)
03/09/07 – Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Cooperation on Biofuels
06/01/07 – Agreement Concerning the Acquisition and Retention of Diplomatic and Consular Properties in the United States and Brazil
06/06/06 – Letter of Intent Concerning the Creation of an Informal Consultative Mechanism (Commercial Dialogue)
06/20/03 – Memorandum of Understanding for the Establishment of a Mechanism for Consultations on Energy Cooperation
10/26/99 – Agreement Regarding Cooperation Between Their Competition Authorities in the Enforcement of Their Competition Laws
03/19/98 – Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Trade Measures in the Automotive Sector
10/14/97 – Declaration of the Partnership for Education
03/01/96 – Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space 

  • Pre-World War II

07/24/14 – Treaty for the Advancement of General Peace
01/23/09 – Arbitration Convention
09/24/78 – Agreement Concerning Trade-Marks

Statements, Communiqués, and Other Documents:

  • Obama-Rousseff Years:

10/24/12 – Joint Statement (Secretary Hillary Clinton and Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota)
07/11/12 – Joint Statement on Global Supply Chain Security
07/11/12 – Joint Statement of Intent Toward Cooperation on Travel Facilitation Between the Two Countries
04/16/12 – Joint Communiqué (Secretary Hillary Clinton and Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota)
04/09/12 – Joint Statement (President Barack Obama and President Dilma Rousseff)
06/01/11 – Joint Statement (Secretary Hillary Clinton and Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota)
03/19/11 – Joint Statement (President Barack Obama and President Dilma Rousseff)

  • Obama-Lula Years:

03/24/10 – Statement of Authority and Confidentiality Commitment from ANVISA to FDA
03/21/10 – Joint Communiqué (Secretary Anthony Miller and Minister Fernando Haddad)
09/24/10 – Statement of Authority and Confidentiality Commitment from FDA to ANVISA
03/03/10 – Joint Communiqué (Secretary Hillary Clinton and Minister Celso Amorim)

  • Bush-Lula Years:

11/20/08 – Joint Statement Announcing the Expansion of Cooperation on Biofuels
03/13/08 – Joint Communiqué (Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Minister Celso Amorim)
03/31/07 – Joint Statement (President George W. Bush and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva)
03/20/07 – Joint Statement on the Occasion of the Signing of the Agreement for the Exchange of Information Relating to Taxes
03/20/07 – Terms of Reference of the United States-Brazil CEO Forum (CEO Forum)
07/21/06 – U.S.-Brazil Joint Statement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation
11/06/05 – Joint Statement (President George W. Bush and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva)
06/04/04 – Joint Statement Announcing Intention to Expand and Intensify Bilateral Efforts to Address Climate Change
06/20/03 – Joint Statement (President George W. Bush and Preisdent Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva)

  • Bush-Cardoso Years:

09/24/01 – United States-MERCOSUR Four-Plus-One Joint Statement

  • Clinton-Cardoso Years:

10/23/95 – Joint Statement on the Common Agenda for the Environment

For additional information, please contact:

Renata Vasconcellos
Senior Policy Director
Brazil-U.S. Business Council
Phone: (202) 463-5628
E-mail: rvasconcellos@uschamber.com