Background

In a joint statement recognizing the 20th plenary of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue, the International Trade Administration and Brazil’s Secretariat of Foreign Trade said that in their ongoing effort to increase bilateral trade and investment their priorities for 2022-2023 and beyond will include the following.

- signing this September an authorized economic operator mutual recognition arrangement

- supporting efforts to enhance regional value chains

- developing better mutual understanding of technical issues related to international trade with the long-term goal of fostering an environment for future agreements

- continuing to incorporate climate-related issues into the work of working groups, including trade in remanufactured goods, green logistics, the nexus between labor and environment, and promoting trade in clean technologies

- exchanging experiences and best practices related to the promotion of responsible business conduct with a focus on decent work, along with trade adjustment assistance programs and workforce development for digital workers

- supporting implementation of the trade facilitation and good regulatory practice annexes and exchanging information on issues such as digitization of trade procedures, processing small packages, the role of consultative committees and engaging diverse parties in consultations, regulatory agendas, and addressing the burden of regulation, including on small and medium-sized enterprises

- supporting Brazil’s efforts to accede to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

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