(d) identify and cooperate to develop and support joint action initiatives of their respective Customs administrations and other governmental bodies in cases where joint actions could facilitate exchanges between the Parties and taking into account the priorities and experience of their Customs administrations and other governmental bodies; (d) ways to address unnecessary regulatory differences that may have a negative impact on trade, including trade between the Parties; and (c) indicate, if any, which sectors are to be affected and whether there is likely to be a significant impact on international trade or investment. President Obama and President Rousseff enjoyed fruitful and productive meetings during the President`s visit to Brasilia. They highlighted the strong bilateral ties that already exist between their countries; issues of bilateral, regional and global interest that were discussed; and agreed to strengthen cooperation in many areas. In 2011, the United States and Brazil signed the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement to enhance trade and investment cooperation between the two largest economies in the Western Hemisphere. The agreement expands our direct trade and investment relations by providing a framework for deepening cooperation on a number of issues of mutual interest, including innovation, trade facilitation and technical barriers to trade. The U.S. trade surplus with Brazil amounted to $US 12.0 billion in 2019, up 46.6 percent ($US 3.8 billion) from 2018. The United States has an estimated services trade surplus of $US 18 billion with Brazil in 2019, down 11.6 percent from 2018. (c) the joint development of written mutual recognition procedures, including the implementation of a mutual assistance agreement in force in the customs field, in order to ensure the proper functioning of the exchange of information and mutual recognition; and each Party shall give any interested person the opportunity to submit to each regulatory authority of the Contracting Party written proposals for the adoption, amendment or repeal of a regulation. Such proposals may, for example, be based on the fact that the person concerned considers that the Regulation has become ineffective in protecting health, welfare or safety, that it has become more burdensome than necessary to achieve its objective (e.g.B. with regard to their impact on trade), changes in circumstances (such as fundamental technological changes), relevant scientific and technical developments or relevant international standards) or are based on erroneous or outdated information. (g) the means of information which assist an interested person in understanding the obligations of the person when importing into the territory of the Contracting Party, exporting or transiting through the territory of the Contracting Party, on how to comply with the rules and any additional facilities available on the basis of a note of conformity, Like what. B through a program of a trusted distributor; and the Protocol updates the existing Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation, in force since 2011, with three new annexes that can bring practical benefits to traders in all sectors.
As Brazil and the United States engage in the implementation of this protocol under ATEC, we will reduce bureaucracy and improve bilateral trade and investment opportunities. (c) facilitate the exchange of information between the Parties on the formulation and implementation of measures taken by each Party and on the experience gained under such measures, which promote voluntary compliance by traders; President Rousseff and President Obama agreed to launch a strategic dialogue on energy, which builds on the work of the U.S.-Brazil National Energy Working Group. . . .