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EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership

The Partnership between Brazil and the EU was described in a "communication" from the European Commission to the to the European Council and the European Parliament called, "Towards an EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership". The document is dated 30 May 2007.

The text states:
"A strategic partnership with Brazil, a long standing friend and ally in a region of great importance to the EU, would imply building consensus and agreements on broader political co-operation to promote peace and stability in our respective continents and further afield, and would enable us to pool our efforts to tackle the global challenges that confront us. It would mean assuming a co-operative approach on economic and trade relations and making progress in the sectors identified for co-operation. It would also involve a strong commitment to regional integration, enhancing our co-operation with Mercosur and seeking successful conclusion of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement. An EU-Brazil strategic partnership would, in conclusion, represent a very positive step forward for the EU, for Brazil and for the region as a whole."

EU-Brazil Framework Agreement

The "Framework Agreement for Cooperation between the European Economic Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil" awas signed on 29 June 1992 and entered into force on 1 November 1995.

The objective of the Agreement was to expand and diversify trade between the parties and to step up cooperation in trade, economic matters, science and technology and financial matters.

A "third generation" agreement - based on observing democratic principles and human rights - it contains a future developments clause and a review clause. It extends cooperation to new areas (social matters, health and intellectual property), provides for broader economic cooperation and aims to foster trade to the maximum extent and to promote industrial cooperation. The regional dimension, environmental protection and cooperation on mining, tourism and transport, notably sea transport, are other features. Specific importance is given to combating drug abuse.