The Brazil-U.S. Business Council develops its Innovation advocacy position through dialogue with its members. BUSBC governance addresses these members priorities and issues through its Innovation Task Force.
BUSBC's Innovation Force is chaired by Thomson Reuters.
Innovation policy issues advocated by BUSBC and delineated in BUSBC's 2012 Program of Work are:
- Support the Brazilian private sector-led Brazil IP Coalition. GOB
- Work with the Brazilian government to ensure a robust broadband policy. GOB
- Oppose efforts to weaken intellectual property rights as a result of the issuance or implementation of compulsory licenses and help facilitate dialogues to prevent them from being issued. GOB
- Avoid erosion of intellectual property rights protection and of promotion in the Brazilian Copyright Law reform process as well as in the approval of the Brazilian Internet Civil Framework Law. GOB
- Raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights promotion and protection. GOB
- Support the implementation of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement between Brazil and the United States. BLT
- Support the creation of a tax credit or exemption to foster corporateworkforce training programs in Brazil. GOB
- Avoid Brazilian intellectual property rights-related trade retaliation connected to the WTO cotton case. USG
Task Force Activities:
- Develop a government outreach campaign to educate policymakers in Brazil on the need to enhance the global competitiveness of the country, as a means to promote better education, health care access, improved agricultural practices, business opportunities, and social inclusion.
- Collaborate with the Brazilian Government in the development and implementation of the National Broadband Plan.
- Share best practices with key allies to support them in the development of strong and effective IP programs such as impact studies, awards for journalists who cover the issue, and training programs for law enforcement officials.
- Lead business delegations to Brazil to advance the bilateral innovation agenda with senior policymakers.
- Host Brazilian authorities in the United States to explore partnership opportunities in the areas of health and biotechnology.
- Support the U.S. government on their innovation dialogues and programs with Brazil.
Brazil-U.S. Business Council member, access the members only section of the website for BUSBC Task Forces and Working Groups Documents.
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