U.S. applauds OECD for opening talks for entry of Brazil and five other countries

Entity will also initiate analysis on the entry of Argentina, Peru, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania

Brasilia, January 26, 2022: The United States warmly welcomes the OECD decision to open accession discussions with Brazil, as well as other candidate countries Argentina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru, and Romania. The United States has publicly and privately expressed its support for Brazil’s efforts to pursue OECD accession. As Secretary Blinken said at the OECD Ministerial meeting in October, “The United States is committed to seeing the organization continue to grow stronger.”

As a next step in the process, Brazil and the other countries will be asked to confirm their adherence to the values, vision, and priorities shared by OECD Members – including the preservation of individual liberty, the values of democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human rights; the value of open, competitive, sustainable, and transparent market economies.

As positive responses are received, Brazil and the other candidate countries will commence a rigorous and in-depth evaluation process that requires legislation, policies, and practices be brought in line with OECD standards. The United States looks forward to working alongside our fellow members to support this process, and to supporting Brazil in its efforts to comply with its portion of the accession requirements. Through the OECD, we work with like-minded democracies to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development to improve the lives of our citizens, and of people around the world.