In light of the very challenging international scenario, where China has not yet displaced the EU so far along the negotiation period, Eurocâmaras is almost finishing its Swedish Chairmanship and is currently preparing a position paper together with the Market Access Team experts to contribute to its main priorities discussed in the Strategic Committee.
These priorities include: accelerate negotiations of EU-Mercosur regional trade agreement, modernize Brazilian tax system – elimination of barriers – tariffs/non-tariffs, improve infrastructure of quality systems (Norms/Certification/Standards), facilitate registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights, modernize phytosanitary system, eliminate prohibitive consequences of labor regulation, facilitate visa permits for employees (short and long term), and improve legal security for investors.
These were items broached during the March 13 meeting between Board Members of Eurocâmaras, including among others Swedcham, and the German and Spanish Chambers. This position paper shall be presented on the upcoming European National Day scheduled for the week of May 9. We are currently also preparing a business discussion with prestigious speakers and corporate leaders.
Furthermore, the Eurocâmaras Arbitration Chamber (CAE) is almost restructuring its operational framework and also incorporating the Portuguese Arbitration Center. This is still subject to the legal approval of an Extraordinary General Assembly, and the Board is now working on this as well.
Renato Pacheco e Silva Bacellar Neto is partner at Pacheco Neto Sanden Teisseire Law Firm.