The Brazil-U.S. Visa Free Coalition advocates for policies that facilitate the entry of Brazilians and Americans into each other’s territory, thereby stimulating bilateral trade, cross-cultural exchange, and job creation.
To advance policies that facilitate the entry of Brazilians and Americans into each other’s territory, thereby stimulating bilateral trade, cross-cultural exchange, and job creation.
In the United States, the coalition is led by the U.S. Section of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, housed at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In Brazil, the Brazil Section of the Council, part of Brazil’s National Confederation of Industry (CNI), leads the coalition’s effort with the support of AmCham-Brasil and AmCham-Rio.
Company and Members
The Coalition is comprised of a broad range of U.S. and Brazilian private sector companies and trade associations. Coalition goals are supported by the BUSBC membership, which includes the top 100 U.S. companies with business and investments in Brazil.
Coalition efforts are focused on three complementary goals:
- The inclusion of Brazil in the U.S. Global Entry program and reciprocal Brazilian government action to facilitate entry into both countries for U.S. and Brazilian tourists and business travelers.
- The inclusion of Brazil in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and reciprocal Brazilian government action to eliminate visa requirements in both countries for U.S. and Brazilian tourists and business travelers.
- The reform of visa systems in the United States and Brazil in order to accommodate the current demand for and the expected increase in visa requests.
To increase economic and cultural gains from tourism and business travel and strengthen the U.S.-Brazil bilateral relationship.
Review the reports below for relevant information on U.S.-Brazil travel.
D. Riker & J. Vila-Goulding. “The Boom in Brazilians Traveling to the United States.”
Journal of International Commerce and Economics. Electronically January 2013.
Int’l Trade Administration Report on Int’l Visitation to the United States 2015