Agreements & Partnerships

Created: 17 April 2015

Ibá takes part in business councils for the main trade partners in the planted trees industry. These organizations are responsible for promoting the debate on topics of interest for the Brazilian industry and governments of participating countries. Currently, Ibá is part of the China-Brazil Business Council (CEBC), Brazil-U.S. Business Council (Cebeu) and the BRICS Business Council - block made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, where the Agribusiness Working Group is coordinated.

Within this context, Ibá also takes part in the Brazil Industries Coalition (BIC), an association that represents many Brazilian private industries in the United States. The purpose is to promote information exchange, and thus identify business opportunities.

In the area of Trade Advocacy, Ibá is a member of the Brazilian Committee of Technical Trade Barriers (CBTC), a body of INMETRO (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology), which monitors the creation of non-tariff barriers in the international sphere. The Committee, which is made up of the main industrial sectors in the Country, subsidizes the Brazilian government for the Technical Barriers to Trade Committee of the WTO (World Trade Organization).

Within the scope of international trade, Ibá represents the planted trees industry and is responsible for establishing its position in all negotiations within this scope conducted by the Brazilian government with the other countries in the international system. Additionally, the entity’s international area works together with the federal government to promote exports and opening markets for products from the Brazilian planted tree industry.

The association is part of the Private Sector Advisory Board (CONEX, the acronym in Portuguese), which is the advisory center for the Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber (CAMEX, the acronym in Portuguese). CONEX’s responsibility is to present studies and proposals to improve the Brazilian foreign trade policy. Comprised of up to 20 representatives from corporates, under the President of the Ministers Council at CAMEX. The most important instrument of dialogue in foreign trade between the private sector and the Brazilian government.

Additionally, the sector works in the International Integration Thematic Council (COINTER, the acronym in Portuguese), of the Brazilian Association of Industries (CNI, the acronym in Portuguese), responsible for strategically thinking of the global insertion of the Brazilian industry in all international negotiations, from Multilateral Agreements, such as the Trade Facilitation Agreement at the WTO, to the Bilateral Agreements, such as the negotiations for the Mercosur-European Union Free Trade Agreement.