U.S. Maintains Support for Brazil’s Ascension to OECD

The March 19 Joint Statement from President Trump and President Bolsonaro clearly stated support for Brazil beginning the process to become a full member of the OECD and welcomed Brazil’s ongoing efforts regarding economic reforms, best practices, and a regulatory framework in line with the standards of the OECD.  We stand by this statement.

 We support the enlargement of the OECD at a measured pace that takes into account the need to press for governance reforms and succession planning.  We will continue to work with other OECD members to find a path forward on enlargement of the institution.  All 36 OECD member countries must agree, by consensus, to the timing and order of invitations to begin the OECD accession process.