The Defense and Security Task Force of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council aims to foster improved relations between Brazil and the United States in the areas of defense and security in order to help ensure that the growth of Brazil’s defense and security capabilities create opportunities for U.S. companies. BUSBC members, please see the members only section for further content, including position paper, action plan, presentations, and government documents.
The group’s objectives are:
- To engage the Brazilian and U.S. governments positively and directly as a united front of U.S. companies
- To develop a coherent and consistent industry message through a public relations campaign in order to improve the image of the U.S. defense and security sector
- To identify and work to cultivate business opportunities in Brazil in defense industry, surveillance, cargo risk assessment, event security, and related fields
- To promote policies in both countries that contribute to greater cooperation between our defense industries and increased bilateral trade and investment flows with Brazil in the areas of defense and security
The BUSBC's Defense & Security Task Force is chaired by The Boeing Company and vice-chaired by Raytheon. The Task Force’s 2012 Action Plan and policy Position Paper are available to Brazil Council members in the members only section of the website for BUSBC Task Forces and Working Groups Documents.
Defense & Security policy issues advocated by BUSBC and delineated in BUSBC's 2012 Program of Work are:
- Ensure that the implementation of the 2008 Brazilian National Defense Strategy includes business opportunities for members. GOB
- Identify business opportunities in Brazil in surveillance, cargo risk assessment, event security (especially in connection with the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro), and other security-related fields. GOB
- Monitor and communicate trends in policies in the area of cybersecurity. BLT
- Promote changes to U.S. export controls and technology release policies that would contribute to increased bilateral trade and investment flows with Brazil. USG
- Support the negotiation of a Joint Aviation Program (JAP) between Brazil and the United States. BLT
Get involved! Committee membership is voluntary and exclusive to BUSBC members, and each group is chaired by one or more members. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Renata Vasconcellos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about how to become a member of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council and participate in the Council's Task Forces and Working Groups, please contact Mariana Yazbek at email@example.com.