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Brazilian Government Launches New System to Identify Foreign Trade Barriers, Seeks Input on Trade Regulations

Brazil has launched a new electronic monitoring system to identify trade barriers to Brazilian exports. According to Brazilian Minister of Industry, Trade and Services Marcos Pereira, this system is aimed at improving market access for Brazilian products through the reduction or removal of foreign trade barriers. Pereira added that the system will allow federal government agencies to tackle trade barriers in a more efficient and co-ordinated fashion and in tandem with the private sector.

Separately Brazil’s Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX) is seeking input by 8 January 2018 on practices and problems associated with domestic regulatory bodies that play a role in international trade. The results of this public consultation process will be used in the development of the international trade regulatory agenda for 2018-19. This initiative will also promote transparency and predictability, as it will make public the priority actions CAMEX intends to put into practice among the various regulatory bodies with an impact on international trade. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments, including civil society actors and foreign entities.

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