Regulatory dialogue Brazil-EU 

A Conference establishing a regulatory cooperation dialogue between Brazil and European Union stakeholders will take place in São Paulo (Brazil) on 9-10 October 2017. It is organized by the ‘Center for Global Trade and Investment Studies’ (CGTI) of São Paulo School of Economics and the ‘European Union Delegation’ to Brazil, supported by the ‘Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo’ (FIESP).

This event will bring together stakeholders from Brazil and the EU to discuss the main findings of the EU research project entitled “Mapping of applicable technical regulations, conformity assessment procedures and supporting standards in support of EU-Brazil business development”, which covers 7 industrial sectors: automobiles, machinery, electric-electronic, information technology, chemicals – divided into basic products, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, pesticides, and cosmetics –, medical devices, and food industry. All these are relevant topics for a long-term trade relationship between Brazil and the EU.

Another aim of the event is to discuss the creation of a regulatory dialogue and thus provide a neutral environment in which Brazilian and EU stakeholders can share their views on trade regulation and standardization in several industrial sectors: automobiles, machinery, electric-electronic, information technology, chemicals (basic products, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, pesticides and cosmetics), medical devices, and food industry).

Throughout the research, the relevance of CEN-CENELEC activities in providing standards for all the above mentioned industrial sectors was reiterated, hence, their invitation to participate in two industry-related panels. Representatives of the European Union and Brazil regulatory agencies, and industrial sectors’ stakeholders have also been invited to participate.