On May 23, in the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held in Paris, the U.S. government reaffirmed its support for the beginning of Brazil’s accession process to become a full member of the Organization. The confirmation of the U.S. position expressed in the Joint Statement on the occasion of President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to the United States on March 19 is in addition to the support announced earlier by all other OECD members.
This reflects the strength of Brazil's candidacy, which is founded on a significant and growing convergence of its domestic norms and practices and the OECD guidelines. Brazil hopes that the new U.S. announcement will help advance the Organization’s discussions on its expansion rapidly. Brazil’s entry into the OECD will be mutually beneficial, as it will help the reform process under way in the country and contribute to the relevance of the Organization worldwide.