Brazil, with its economic strength and growing international role, is now an essential partner in OECD efforts to find solutions to common global challenges.
OECD conducts analytical work and facilitates dialogue in support of multilateral trade liberalisation, within an informal and non-negotiating setting. The Organisation is further developing its relationship with the G20 countries through biannual meetings that bring policymakers together to discuss important global trade policy issues.
The OECD Global Forum on Trade is another important vehicle for dialogue on trade-related policies between OECD members and partner economies. The November 2011 Global Forum focused on trade, employment and inclusive growth.
Policy experience in Brazil has been examined in the context of the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE), a joint undertaking of 10 international organisations including OECD, UNCTAD, World Bank, World Trade Organisation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) that are working together to better understand the mechanisms by which trade interacts with employment.
% change in merchandise trade, 2000 - 2008
Brazil and selected other economies
Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators
Most governments use official export credits to support exporters and build stronger bilateral economic relations. The OECD’s longstanding work on export credits aims to foster trade and open markets while ensuring a level playing field.
Brazil has been working with the OECD on export credits for civil aviation since 2004 and has been a full participant in negotiations since 2007. One of the leading producers and exporters of civil aircraft, Brazil signed the OECD’s landmark Aircraft Sector Understanding in 2011, and its experience demonstrates how co-operation can be extended to other leading exporter nations.
Brazil: For a Stronger, Cleaner, Fairer World Economy (pdf, 36 pages, 3.7 MB)
OECD Trade Committee: Working Together with Non-member Partners (pdf, 4 pages, 172 KB)
Information on how the OECD Trade Committee is engaging with key non-member partners in current OECD work on trade.