A Critical Review of the Brazilian National Industrial Confederation’s “7 Reasons to Support Increasing Commercial Cooperation with the United States. / by Mark Langevin

Avatar_YT_IpirangaOn June 26, 2015 the Confederação Nacional da Indústria (CNI) published a note, “7 razões por que a CNI apoia a reaproximação comercial entre Brasil e Estados Unidos” or 7 Reasons to Support Increasing Commercial Cooperation with the United States, in advance of the working meetings between U.S. President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The note is another step in a series of efforts by the CNI to encourage greater bilateral trade and investment cooperation. Accordingly, the CNI proposes that the governments of Brazil and the United States commence trade treaty negotiations, including a bilateral tax treaty to eliminate double taxation and a reciprocal visa waiver to facilitate tourist and business travel. For the CNI, the U.S. is considered as a priority market by the Brazilian private sector, and second only to China as a consumer of Brazilian exports.

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