The Brazil-U.S. Business Council develops its Trade Facilitation advocacy position through dialogue with its members. BUSBC governance addresses these members priorities and issues through its Trade Facilitation Task Force.
Trade Facilitation policy issues advocated by BUSBC and delineated in BUSBC's 2012 Program of Work are:
- Encourage airport and seaport cargo infrastructure improvements. BLT
- Support the conclusion of the WTO Doha Round. MLT
- Work with the Brazilian government to continue modernizing Brazil’s express delivery system (EDS).
- Encourage dialogue between both countries on a potential free trade agreement (FTA). BLT
- Work with the U.S. Congress and the administration to secure a definitive solution to the WTO cotton dispute in the context of the 2012 Farm Bill. USG
- Secure the recognition of Cachaça as a distinct product of Brazil by the U.S. government. GOB
- Secure the recognition of Tennessee Whiskey and Bourbon as distinct products of the United States by the Brazilian government. USG
- Promote the accession of Brazil to the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA). MLT
- Promote the accession of Brazil to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA). MLT
- Support the inclusion of remanufactured goods in the Brazilian legal framework as well as a more open import regime for these products. GOB
- Promote the accession of Brazil to the World Customs Organization (WCO) Revised Kyoto Convention. MLT
- Promote joint collaboration on the removal of trade barriers in third countries. BLT
- Secure the inclusion of Brazil in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). USG
- Secure the publishing of both the proposed and final rules to open the U.S. market to Brazilian beef as agreed on by both countries in the context of the 2010 U.S.-Brazil temporary cotton agreement. USG
- Promote the adoption by Brazil of a regulatory transparency law to harmonize current regulatory processes and practices at the federal level. GOB
The Trade Facilitation Task Force is composed of three Working Groups, each focusing on specific factors behind trade facilitation:
Brazil-U.S. Business Council member, access the members only section of the website for BUSBC Task Forces and Working Groups Documents.
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 Mariana Yazbek at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.