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Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) now under Itamaraty’s lead

On July 28, 2016, the Brazilian Government announced that the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX), formerly chaired by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services(MDIC), will now be chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE).

The change is part of the Temer administration plan of modernising Brazilian foreign trade by providing a greater alignment between Brazilian trade policy and Brazilian foreign policy. Based on this, the Chamber will now have the President of Brazil, Mr. Michel Temer, as its president and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. José Serra, as its Executive-Secretary.

Documents to CAMEX must now be submitted in accordance with the Itamaraty general protocol.

The measure came into force August 5, 2016.


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