The U.S.–Brazil relationship opportunity: Business synergies for a dynamic global environment
2 GEOPOLITICAL AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND: THE U.S.–BRAZIL RELATIONSHIP
3 RELEVANCE OF THE U.S. –BRAZIL RELATIONSHIP FOR BRAZIL'S ECONOMY AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
- Index of Economic Freedom (Heritage Foundation, 2017): Brazil 140th and United States 17th out of 180 countries.
- Ease of Doing Business (World Bank, 2017a): Brazil 123rd and United States 8th out of 190 countries.
- Global Competitiveness Index (World Economic Forum, 2016–2017): Brazil 81st and the United States 3rd out of 138 countries
- Logistics Performance Index (World Bank, 2017b), 2016: Brazil 55th and United States 10th out of 160 countries.
- The Corruption Perception Index (Transparency International, 2016): Brazil 79th and United States 18th out of 176 countries.
- The Global Innovation Index (WIPO & Insead, 2016): Brazil 69th and United States 4th out of 128 countries.
- Program for International Student Assessment – PISA (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], 2015): Averages of Brazil 64th and United States 30th out of 72 countries.
- Environmental Performance Index (Yale University, 2016): Brazil 46th and United States 26th out of 180 countries.
4 OPPORTUNITY FOR A TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND BRAZIL
5 OPPORTUNITY FOR A U.S.–BRAZIL INVESTMENT AGREEMENT
6 OPPORTUNITY FOR A U.S.–BRAZIL BILATERAL TAX AGREEMENT
7 OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S.–BRAZIL PUBLIC–PRIVATE COOPERATION
7.1 Public–private defense, anti-terrorism and anti-crime
7.2 Sustainable development
7.3 Education and innovation
- Sam Fouad is an accountant and attorney with more than 30 years of experience in global business and education. Since 2014, Sam has been a professor of business and law in Brazil at Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro and in the United States at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Management. Prior to 2014, Sam enjoyed a 30-year career at EY in various senior leadership roles, including as an international tax advisor for multinational businesses worldwide, as global vice chair of Tax & Legal Services, as global managing partner for people, and as an EY leader for Latin and South America. Sam is a citizen of the United States and Brazil, was educated primarily in the United States and has lived and worked in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
- Raul Gouvea is a professor of international management at the FITE Department and Latin American studies at the Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico. Professor Gouvea has been a consultant to the World Bank and consultant to a number of Brazilian federal agencies, foundations, and private companies. He has published in the areas of international trade, international business, innovation, creativity, indigenous entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He has created and chaired a number of international conferences dealing with sustainability-related issues (WITS, LIEGE), indigenous entrepreneurship (FIBEA), and sustainability and disability issues (SUDI).Referências:Almeida, P. (2004). A Relacao do Brasil com os EUA: de FHC–Clinton a Lula-Bush [Brazil's relationship with the USA: From FHC–Clinton to Lula-Bush]. In F. Giambiagi, J. G. Reis & A. Urani (Eds), Reformas no Brasil: Balanco e Agenda (pp. 203–228). Rio de Janeiro: Editora Nova Fronteira.Almeida, P. (2015, July/August). Relacoes Brasil–EUA: Um Recorrente Reinicio [Brazil–USA Relations: A recurring resumption]. Revista Sapientia [Sapientia Magazine], 2015, 18–19.