The limited trade agreement now under discussion with Brazil is focusing on principles we can all support, including transparency, non-discrimination, and the rule of law. It won’t achieve every goal that the Congress or the U.S. business community seek in a comprehensive trade agreement — which is not in the offing in the near term — but it will advance our values and interests. This includes:
- What we hope will be the strongest anti-corruption measures included in a trade agreement;
- Measures to ensure transparency and accountability in regulation and customs administration; and
- Rules to bar discrimination in digital trade and foster a rule-of-law environment for online commerce.
Refusing to proceed with this limited trade deal with Brazil will do nothing to advance these objectives, which have traditionally enjoyed broad bipartisan support in the United States. We encourage swift action to seize this opportunity in the coming months and deliver results never previously achieved. The U.S. and Brazilian business communities stand ready to support this endeavor.More Testimonials