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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Brasilia
Date of Signature 19/01/2004
Date of Entry Into Force 07/08/2007
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement To encourage, develop and facilitate cooperative activities in areas of common interest by carrying out and supporting scientific and technological research and development activities.
Remarks The areas of research of common interest are:
1. biotechnology
2. information and communication technologies
3. bio-informatics
4. space
5. micro- and nano-technologies
6. materials research
7. clean technologies
8. sustainable management and use of environmental resources
9. biosafety
10. health and medicine
11. aeronautics
12. metrology, standardisation and conformity assessment
13. human science.

The agreement is based on the principles of mutual benefit based on an overall balance of advantages; reciprocal access to the activities of research and technological development undertaken by each Party; timely exchange of information which may affect cooperative activities; and the appropriate protection of intellectual property rights.

The agreement provides for the participation of research entities in the cooperative activities covered by this Agreement, in accordance with their own internal policies and regulations, with a view to providing comparable opportunities for participation in their scientific research and technological development activities and making good use of the benefits thereof:
- visits and exchanges of scientists, researchers and technical experts;
- joint organisation of scientific seminars, conferences, symposia and workshops, as well as the
participation of experts in those activities;
- concerted actions such as the pooling of RTD projects already implemented in accordance with the
procedures applicable to the RTD programmes of each Party and scientific networks;
- exchange and sharing of equipment and materials;
- exchanges of information on practices, laws, regulations and programmes relevant to cooperation
under this Agreement, including information on policy in the field of science and technology;
- any other arrangements recommended by the Steering Committee to be established pursuant to
Article VI of the Agreement, which are deemed compliant with the policies and procedures
applicable in both Parties.

It is concluded for an initial period of five years and is renewable for periods of the same duration by the written agreement of the Parties.
See renewal of the Agreement (OJ L335 of 07/12/2012, p.1) attached in "View Other Relevant Treaty Information".
OJ Reference L295, 11/11/2005, p. 38
Nature of Agreement scientific and technological co-operation agreement
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, Brazil
Authentic Texts Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters Latin America
Research and Innovation
Entry into force conditions Article 12 Agreement
Territorial application Article 11 Agreement
Management Steering Committee on scientific and technical cooperation
Ratification Status NOT
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 6 June 2005 on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil; OJ L295 of 11/11/2005, p.37
Competence Exclusive
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 170

Last Update :   07/12/2012