At this year’s German-Brazilian Economic Meeting in Porto Alegre in mid-November, the two-thousand-plus participants demonstrated their strong interest in further extending cooperation. Local and global challenges, such as digitalisation, are to be tackled jointly.
“In the 4.0 era, reliable partnerships are more important and valuable than ever! Brazil and Germany are best served if they exploit digital potential together.” LADW Chairman Renschler opening the conference
Politicians and business representatives from both sides agreed in the Joint Commission meeting that the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement negotiations must be swiftly and successfully concluded. Brazil’s aspired-to OECD membership also opens up new opportunities for the resumption of negotiations on the still-missing double taxation agreement. The next German-Brazilian Economic Meeting is to be held in Cologne from 24 to 26 June 2018. This highly successful format is organised annually by the BDI and its partner, CNI, and alternates between Brazil and Germany.
LADW Chairman Andreas Renschler at the opening of the German-Brazilian Economic Meeting in Porto Alegre in mid-November
Sunday Brief N°7
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