Foreign Trade 2021-2022 Work Plan open for public consultation
Plan aims to reduce bureaucracy around imports and exports and stimulate government-private sector collaboration
public consultation for evaluating Brazilian foreign trade guidelines in the
2021-2022 Work Plan
is now open.
The plan’s main objectives involve the adoption of measures on Brazilian imports and exports, along with the fomenting of stronger collaboration agreements between the government and private sector. The deadline for submissions from the private sector is February 10, 2021.
The plan is based on nine pillars:
- Monitoring Brazil’s commitments to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and other related agreements.
Creation of a permanent dialogue with the private sector.
Consolidating the digitalization of foreign trade, in
cooperation with the private sector.
Administrative import-export procedural reform and modernization of processes related to foreign trade.
Increasing the transparency of Brazilian foreign trade information to centralize this into a single government platform – both widely and easily accessible, and where questions are answered in a clearer and less bureaucratic manner.
Implementation of recommendations laid out in the TRS (Study of Import Clearance Times), which revealed a need for both the public and private sectors to improve processes in this regard.
Strengthening relationships within the international trade community.
- Coordinated border management based on an approach that seeks to improve efficiency in managing trade and travel flows, while still maintaining balance with compliance-related requirements.
- Expansion of Authorized Economic Operative (OEA) certification to encourage compliance and facilitate processes for OEA-certified foreign trade operators.
The aforementioned 2021-2022 Work Plan addresses a range of issues sensitive to foreign trade operators, particularly in regard to changing and modernizing controls and systems, as well as the transparency of information between the public and private sectors.
Considering the relevance of these initiatives, we recommend expressing interest in the public consultation process to improve the plan.
For further information, please contact Mattos Filho’s