Brazil

Brazil is the economic engine of South America and Germany’s most important trade partner among the Mercosur states. Vice versa, Germany is the most important trade partner in Europe for Brazil. In 2017, the trade volume between both countries reached 16.5 billion euros. The extensive trade relations between Germany and Brazil are shaped by exports of German industrial products, like pharmaceuticals, automotive components, fertilizers, measuring instruments and medical equipment. German imports from Brazil consist primarily of commodities such as coffee beans, soy flour, soy beans, iron and copper, but also includes a substantial share of industrial products such as combustion engines, electric motors, automotive parts and metal products.

Within the framework of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure, Brazil and Germany have been engaging in a technical and political dialogue on quality infrastructure since 2017, with the aim to reduce technical barriers to trade and to improve consumer protection. The political partner of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Brazil is the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC). Standardisation, conformity assessment, accreditation and market surveillance are the key topics of the dialogue.

News

Between 15-18th of April 2019, Mr. Boris Böhme, Division Director for Market Surveillance and Product Safety at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) visited Brasilia to meet with Ms. Carvalho, Vice Director of the Secretariat for Industrial Development, Trade, Services and Innovation, and Mr. Dalcolmo, Director for Labor, of the Brasilian Ministry for Economic Affairs to discuss the next steps for the Brazilian-German Working Group on Quality Infrastructure.

In 2018, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL), the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro) and GIZ have promoted a series of activities to establish a conducive environment to advance electromobility in Brazil through technical regulation.

Events

2019-09-16 , 14:45–17:45 Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

On Monday, 16 September 2019, the annual meeting of the German-Brazilian AG Quality Infrastructure will take place in Natal. Under the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Brazilian Ministry of Economic Affairs (ME), representatives of industry and experts from both countries will meet to jointly adopt a work plan for further cooperation in quality infrastructure.

Contact

Florian Remann

Head of Country Component Brazil
Global Project Quality Infrastructure

 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
SCN Quadra 1 Bloco C Sala 1511 - 15º andar Ed. Brasília Trade Center
70711-902 Brasília – DF, Brasil


Telefon: +55 61 2101 2178
E-Mail: brazil@gpqi.org

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