A Reaffirmation of the Importance of the U.S.-Brazil Relationship 

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 10:45am

Joint Statement 

A Reaffirmation of the Importance of the U.S.-Brazil Relationship 

The undersigned organizations, representing the U.S. and Brazilian private sectors, have been longstanding advocates for expanding two-way trade and investment between the Western Hemisphere’s two largest economies. At the outset of 2021, in a world reeling from a pandemic, we reaffirm our commitment to work together with both governments towards an ambitious and robust bilateral agenda that drives inclusive and sustainable growth for the citizens of both of our countries. 

We encourage Presidents Biden and Bolsonaro to build on the recent trade policy gains in the bilateral relationship to help restore bilateral trade and investment to pre-crisis levels and to contribute to much-needed job creation. Other immediate priorities include enhancing cooperation on environmental protection and climate and overcoming the pandemic. U.S. support for Brazil’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the implementation of the recently signed Trade Rules and Transparency Protocol and reenergizing the work of the bilateral dialogues (CEO Forum, Commercial Dialogue, ATEC, Energy Forum, and the Defense Industry Dialogue, Environmental Framework Dialogue, among others) are also of critical importance. 

We begin this new year encouraged by the possibilities for the bilateral relationship. The business community stands ready to work closely with the leaders of both our nations to ensure the U.S.-Brazil partnership realizes its vast potential. 

American Chamber of Commerce - Brazil (AmCham Brasil) 

Brazil-U.S. Business Council – Brazil Section (CEBEU) 

Brazil-U.S. Business Council – U.S. Section (BUSBC) 

National Confederation of Industry – Brazil (CNI) 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce