International Conference - Regulatory Dialogue Brazil-EU

Seg, 14/05/2018 - 08:30 - 17:30
Av. Paulista, 1.313, São Paulo, SP
Auditório do 4º andar - DEREX/FIESP
Observações sobre o horário: 
O credenciamento e os crachás serão distribuídos no térreo, na recepção da FIESP.
Como chegar: 
Próximo à estação TRIANON-MASP (Linha 2-Verde) do metrô

***Background material for the conference is available here***



14 May 2018 at FIESP – 4th floor Auditorium


The European Union, in cooperation with the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) and the Center for Global Trade and Investment Studies (CCGI) of São Paulo School of Economics of FGV (EESP/FGV), is organizing a Regulatory Dialogue international conference between Brazilian and European Union stakeholders.

The first objective of this meeting is to present the results of a substantial research conducted by CCGI-EESP/FGV in the framework of the EU's Partnership Instrument Programme on the Mapping of applicable technical regulations, conformity assessment procedures and supporting standards in support of EU-Brazil business development. This research will be made available at

The second objective is to offer EU and Brazil private sector representatives an opportunity to discuss the above mentioned research results as well to exchange information and perceptions on regulation, standardization, and certification procedures related to EU-Brazil business development.      

The event will provide an opportunity for industrial sector stakeholders to discuss possible opportunities for cooperation initiatives in the following sectors: machinery, electric-electronic, chemicals (basic products, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, pesticides and cosmetics), medical devices, and food industry.

 The Regulatory Dialogue will take place at FIESP, located at Avenida Paulista, 1313, São Paulo/SP, CEP 01311-923, in the Auditorium on the 4th floor.

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 Ambassador João Gomes Cravinho

Delegation of the European Union to Brazil





Project Brazil – EU: Mapping of applicable technical regulations, conformity assessment procedures and supporting standards in support of EU-Brazil business development

Regulatory Dialogue between the EU and Brazil

14 May 2018, São Paulo

FIESP – Auditorium on the 4th floor



8h30 – 9h00

Welcome Coffee

9h00 – 9h45


Ambassador João Gomes Cravinho, EU Delegation to Brazil

André Favero, International Negotiations Department, SECEX, MDIC

João Augusto Baptista Neto, Special Advisor, CAMEX

Chair: Dr. Thomaz Zanotto, International Trade Department (DEREX), FIESP

9h45 – 10h15

Presentation of main findings and conclusions of the study: Mapping of applicable technical regulations, conformity assessment procedures and supporting standards in support of EU-Brazil business development.

Prof. Vera Thorstensen, FGV

10h15 – 11h15

PANEL 1 – The role of standardization bodies

Moderator: Prof. Vera Thorstensen, FGV

Gonçalo Ascenção, Manufacturing, Standardization & Digital Solutions, CEN-CENELEC

Rogério CorreaInternational Articulation Coordination, Caint, INMETRO

Carlos Santos Amorim Jr, Director of Foreign Affairs, ABNT, and also as Representative of AMN

Jefferson Carvalho, Institutional Relations Deputy, ABRAC

11h15 – 11h30

Coffee Break

11h30 – 13h00

PANEL 2 –Technical Regulation and Standards:

Machinery and Electro-electronics

Moderator: Prof. Vera Thorstensen, FGV

Brazilian Associations

Fabián Yaksic, Department of Technology and Industrial Policy, ABINEE

Anita Dedding, General Manager of the Technology Department, ABIMAQ

Paulo Castelo Branco, ABIMEI

European Associations

Michal Zakrzewski, Smart Living & Competitiveness Director, APPLia – Home Appliance Europe

Thomas Ulbrich, Executive Director, VMDA

13h00 – 14h00

Light Lunch

14h00 – 16h30

PANEL 3 -- Technical Regulation and Standards:

Chemicals, Medical Devices, and Food Industry Sectors

Moderator: Prof. Vera Thorstensen, FGV

Brazilian Associations

Éder da SilvaForeign Trade Manager, ABIQUIM

Jan Carlo Delorenzi, Senior Investigator, FARMABRASIL

Ariadne Morais, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, ABIHPEC

Marcos Pupin, ABIA

European Associations:

Maria Ruiz-Cuevas, International Chemicals Manager, CEFIC

Jaime OliveiraBayer, Representative of EFPIA

Paul Girard, Public Affairs Manager, Cosmetics Europe

Louis Hinzen, Senior Manager Economic Affairs, FoodDrink Europe


Concluding Remarks


The event will count with the presence of representatives of EC DG Grow, INMETRO, ANVISA, and CNI.

*This conference was prepared with financial assistance from the European Commission. The views expressed are those of the consultant and do not necessarily represent any official view of the Commission or the Government of this Country*


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