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First EU-Brasil Fair and Ethical Trade Consulation Forum
Primeiro Fórum de Discussão sobre Comércio Justo e Ético entre União Europeia e Brasil
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    21 June 2018
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

First EU-Brazil Fair and Ethical Trade stakeholder consultation forum

The European Union Delegation in Brazil has the pleasure to invite you to the First EU-Brazil Fair and Ethical Trade stakeholder consultation forum.

The European Union is working to better promote fair and ethical trade schemes for developing more sustainable trade opportunities for small producers in third countries that can be beneficial for global sustainable development. Brazil is already an important producer of ethical and fair products, but still has unlocked potential to benefit from the fast growing global market for these products.

The main aim of this event is therefore to raise awareness, exchange key information and identify new business opportunities between the EU and Brazil that would facilitate trade for fair and ethical products. Brazilian and European policy-makers and key organisations in the sector as well as Brazilian producers and EU importers, retailers and consumer organisations will be attending.

This event is funded by the EU Partnership Instrument, including travel and overnight costs for eligible organisations and businesses traveling from Europe and the rest of Brazil.




  • With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their futures and lead the dignified life everyone deserves.

    Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. We do this by changing the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fair deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.

  • The demand for fair and ethical trade products within the EU makes it the world's largest market for such goods. A study by the European Parliamentary Research Service has showed that virtually two-thirds of worldwide purchases of these products take place within the EU. This is in line with a finding obtained by Eurobarometer in 2010 revealing that almost 40% of EU consumers are willing to pay more for a product if its production proved to help developing countries, preserve the environment, and respect producers' social conditions. Increasing the availability of fair and ethical trade products to European consumers by promoting a framework of conditions conducive to more trade between Brazil and the EU, therefore, would be in line with the interests of EU consumers.

    Next to consumers, the proposed action would also be beneficial to EU fair and ethical trade organizations, especially those that have an interest in, or already work with, Brazilian products. Europe is the region in the world where most international fair and ethical trade organizations are based.

  • The overall objective of this project is to create new business opportunities between the EU and Brazil through an increase in trade of fair and ethical products between them, involving Brazilian producers, EU importers, policy-makers, and consumers of such products. This will be done by fostering the identification and dissemination of best practices, awareness raising and information sharing between policymakers and Fair and Ethical Trade sector players.

The EU delegation to Brazil

What we do

As of 1 December 2009 with the Lisbon Treaty entering into force, the Delegation of the European Commission turned into the Delegation of the European Union to Brazil. The Delegation in Brazil is one of over 130 European Union Delegations around the world. The Delegation has the status of a diplomatic mission and officially represents the European Union in Brazil. The institutions of the European Union are the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the Court of Justice, the European Central Bank and the Court of Auditors.

On 1 January 2007 the European Union completed its fifth enlargement. Today the European Union is made up of 27 Members States, has a population of around 500 million and is the largest trading bloc in the world.

The Delegation's mandate includes the following:

  • To promote the political and economic relations between the EU and Brazil by maintaining extensive relations with governmental institutions and by increasing awareness of the EU, its institutions and its programmes;
  • To monitor the implementation of the EU/Brazil Strategic Partnership;
  • To inform the public of the development of the EU and to explain and defend individual EU policies;
  • To participate in the implementation of the European Union's assistance programmes

Brazil and the EU

The European Union (EU) and Brazil have a long-standing relationship covering areas such as political cooperation, the economy, trade, investment, climate change and the Mercosur integration process.

Political Relations

Brazil and the EU share a long-standing relationship based on strong cultural and historical ties. In fact, Brazil was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the EU. In the 1960s, the two parties exchanged formal diplomatic Missions.

In 2007, the EU recognised Brazil as one of its key global partners through the establishment of the formal EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership.

This partnership covers a range of issues including:

  • climate change
  • sustainable energy
  • the fight against poverty
  • the Mercosur integration process
  • stability and prosperity in Latin America.


With stunning beaches, unforgettable landscapes and hospitable people, the Marvelous City lives up to its nickname, offering its visitors a delightful experience of charm and beauty. In addition to postcards recognized in the four corners of the planet, such as Cristo Redentor and Pão de Açúcar, Rio has in its essence a busy life, where you can find the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs, theaters, museums and much more . Rio de Janeiro has good weather, blue sky, sun shining and smile on the face of those who can enjoy this truly wonderful city.

A golden moment for Rio de Janeiro was during the Olympic Games when the city becomes a Fair Trade Town!
Rio de Janeiro has become the first capital city in Latin America to be declared a Fair Trade Town. The official ceremony took place against the backdrop of the Olympic Games taking placed in the Brazilian capital.
Christ the Redeemer

In 1850, the idea of building a religious monument was first suggested by a Catholic Priest. It wasn't until 1920 when a group petitioned for support to build a landmark statue that it became a reality. The design was chosen from several ideas and construction began in the 1920s, taking nine years to finish. Today, Christ the Redeemer is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Maracanã Stadium

Construction of the stadium began in 1948 and the first match was in 1950 with Rio de Janeiro playing Sao Paulo . Unfortunately Rio de Janeiro lost to Sao Paulo by 3 to 1. The 1950 World Cup was held in 1950 and Brazil lost 2-1 to Uruguay. Brazil has called this match the Maracanazoand it is still fresh in the local’s minds.

Bondinho Pão de Açúcar

Seen from the peak of Pão de Açúcar, Rio is undoubtedly a Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). There are many good times to make the ascent, but sunset on a clear day is the most rewarding. Two cable cars connect to the summit, 396m above Rio.

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain is a stop on almost every city tour, and most travelers get to the top by taking a cable car ride. Those with energy to burn can make the relatively easy hike up Urca Hill from the ground station to Morro da Urca (30 to 40 minutes), then ride the second cable car to the top. Buses 511 and 512 stop at the ground station on Avenida Pasteur.


PESTANA RIO ATLÂNTICA Premium Copacabana Beach Hotel

Avenida Atlântica, 2964 , 22070-000 , Copacabana

The Pestana Rio Atlântica is a hotel located on Avenida Atlântica, on the famous Copacabana beach, with quick access to Galeão International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport. Perfect for both business and leisure travellers, the hotel sits only minutes from tourist attractions such as the Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer), Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf), Lagoa, the Botanical Gardens and the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon. In addition, it is only 8 km from the city centre and 600 m from an underground station.

With a lively atmosphere, the Deck Bar is the known as the place to start your night, having welcomed some of the best international and Brazilian DJs. The hotel’s rooftop swimming pool offers fantastic views of the beach. To make sure nothing is missing, the restaurant and the gym will compliment your stay in the marvellous city.