Scientific Mobility Program
The Scientific Mobility Program (SMP) is an effort of the Government of Brazil aimed at promoting, consolidating, and internationalizing science and technology, innovation, and Brazilian competitiveness through international exchanges. BUSBC, recognizing the significance of the Scientific Mobility program, works with our members and partners to facilitate the implementation of the SMP and disseminate information on the program to the U.S. private sector. During the Partnership21 conference featuring President Rousseff, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce signed a protocol of intentions with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) to join efforts in this endeavor. The Chamber and CNI reaffirm their longstanding partnership to foster business growth and to better the business environment in and between Brazil and the United States.
The BUSBC hosts President Summits on the occasion of official meetings between the presidents of the United States and Brazil. In 2011, in conjunction with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil (AmCham Brasil), we hosted the 1st Brazil-U.S. Business Summit with President Barack Obama. In 2012, the BUSBC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other partners from the business and academic communities had the honor of hosting the “Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century” conference with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. In 2015 the BUSBC again hosted President Dilma Rousseff and delegation for the 3rd Brazil – U.S. Business Summit.
The BUSBC played a key role in supporting the launch and development of the Brazil Caucus in the U.S. Congress. The Caucus was established in 1999 during the 3rd World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Seattle to foster understanding and enhance the U.S. relationship with Brazil, protect and maintain the free market system, and identify ways to increase the flow of trade and investment between both countries. The Caucus is a bipartisan group of Representatives traditionally co-chaired by two to four of its members.
The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum was created in 2007 by the United States and Brazilian governments to strengthen economic and commercial ties between the two countries. The CEO Forum, comprised of private and public sector representatives, convenes leaders from the U.S. and Brazil to form consensus on priorities in the bilateral trade and investment relationship and advance policy recommendations with both governments.
The Brazil-U.S. Business Council is actively involved with the efforts of the Discover America Partnership to expand travel between Brazil and the United States and advance visa and entry reforms that will enable the United States to regain the 17 percent market share of overseas travelers it had in 2000 by 2015.The Partnership, under the leadership of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, National Restaurant Association, National Retail Federation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Travel Association, is in a unique position to craft policy recommendations aimed at streamlining the U.S. visa process and increasing the flow of travelers from Brazil to the United States.