U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum


The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum was created in 2007 by the United States and Brazilian governments to strengthen economic and commercial ties between the two countries. The CEO Forum, comprised of private and public sector representatives, convenes private sector leaders from the U.S. and Brazil to provide joint recommendations for the governments on priorities in the bilateral trade and investment relationship.

In the United States, the CEO Forum is chaired by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and by the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs. In Brazil, the Forum is chaired by the Presidential Chief of Staff (Casa Civil) and by the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry, and Foreign Trade. Twelve companies from each country participate in the Forum.

Please click here to view the current list of companies participating in the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum (in Portuguese).


9th Meeting of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews greets Brazilian President Rouseff during a visit on June 18, 2015


  • 9th Meeting
    June 19, 2015 – Brasília, Brazil
  • 8th Meeting
    March 18 and 19, 2013 – Brasília, Brazil
  • 7th Meeting
    April 9, 2012 – Washington, DC, United States [Recommendations]
  • 6th Meeting
    March 18 and 19, 2011 – Brasília, Brazil [Recommendations] [Photos]
  • 5th Meeting
    July 18 and 19, 2010 – Denver, United States
  • Co-Chairs Meeting
    March 9, 2010 – Brasília, Brazil
  • 4th Meeting
    July 20 and 21, 2009 – Washington, DC, United States [Recommendations]
  • 3rd Meeting
    October 9 and 10, 2008 – São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2nd Meeting
    April 27 and 28, 2008 – Washington, DC, United States
  • 1st Meeting
    October 10 and 11, 2007 – Brasília, Brazil [Recommendations]

Other Documents:

Letter on Scientific Mobility Program (formerly Science Without Borders)
Letter on 
Letter on Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Negotiation                   
Benefits of a Bilateral Brazil-U.S. Tax Treaty (BTT)
Statement of Support for Completion of the Doha Round
Letter on U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Renewal

Press Releases:

Department of Commerce CEO Announcements to the 2013-2016 Term 
Department of Commerce CEO Announcements to the 2011-2013 Term
Department of Commerce CEO Announcements to the 2011-2013 Term

Department of Commerce CEO Announcements to the 2009-2011 Term
Department of Commerce CEO Announcements to the 2007-2009 Term

Federal Register Notices:    

Request for Applicants for Apointment - March 16, 2015
Request for Applicants for Appointment - May 23, 2013

Request for Applicants for Appointment – October 24, 2011
Request for Applicants for Appointment – March 7, 2011
Request for Applicants for Appointment – April 22, 2009
Amendment for Applicants for Appointment – April 3, 2007
Establishment of and Request for Applicants for Appointment – March 23, 2007

Terms of Reference:

Modification on the Terms of Reference – May 10, 2007

The United States-Brazil CEO Forum – March 16 and 20,2007                                                                            

Further information:

Braeden Young
Brazil Desk Officer
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Phone: +1.202.482.1093

Renata Vasconcellos
Senior Policy Director
Brazil-U.S. Business Council
Phone: +1.202.463.5628