Agreements have placed Brazil in areas of free trade and Customs Union such as Mercosur. Currently, the country, through Mercosur, negotiates free trade agreements with Mexico, member States of the Andean Community (CAN), South Africa, European Union, and the United States, besides the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). Such agreements make possible the increment of exports to these markets, as well as defense against imports that, due to development differential, can be harmful to certain sectors in that specific moment.
The normative part of the negotiated agreements involves innumerable and complex questions, as, for example, rules of origin, non-tariff barriers, markets access, requiring, thus, specialized consultancy. In these cases, Guedes & Pinheiro acts by defending the interests of our customers along with Brazilian governmental representatives during the negotiation of preference margins and/or the establishment of the methodology to be adopted for the intended tariff reduction.