Decree No. 6700, Of 17 December 2008

Original Language Title: Decreto nº 6.700, de 17 de Dezembro de 2008

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Decree No. 6700, of 17 DECEMBER 2008.
Promulgates the agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic, signed in Salvador, on 29 October 2005.
The PRESIDENT of the REPUBLIC, in the use of the role that gives the art. 84, section IV, of the Constitution, and whereas the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic, signed in Salvador, on October 29 2005, a cooperation agreement in the field of tourism;
Whereas the National Congress approved this Agreement by means of legislative decree in 287, of 18 September 2008;
Whereas the agreement entered into force internationally on 1 November 2008, in accordance with article 13;
DECREES: Art. 1 the agreement for cooperation in the field of tourism between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic, signed in Salvador, on October 29 2005, attached by copy to this Decree, shall be executed and delivered as fully as it contains.
Art. 2 Are subject to the approval of the National Congress any acts that may result in a revision of the agreement, as well as any additional adjustments, pursuant to art. 49, item I, of the Constitution, result in charges or demanding commitments to national heritage.
Art. 3 Is repealed, expressly, the Decree of May 18 87185 of 1982, which promulgated the agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Portuguese Republic, signed in Lisbon on February 3 1981.
Art. 4 this Decree shall enter into force on the date of its publication.
Brasília, 17 December 2008; 187o of independence and 120(1) of the Republic.

LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim COOPERATION AGREEMENT in the FIELD of TOURISM between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic (hereinafter referred to as? Parts?), Considering the deep historical and cultural ties that bind the two countries;
Recognizing the importance of tourism and its contribution to economic and social development, as well as to the strengthening of relations between the two States;
Desiring to intensify cooperation in the field of tourism, in the light of developments since the agreement signed in 1981;
Having regard to the provisions of the Treaty of Friendship, cooperation and consultation between the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Portuguese Republic signed on 22 April 2000, agree as follows: ARTICLE 1 Purpose the Parties shall endeavour to strengthen the institutional and business cooperation in the field of tourism and promote the development of tourism between the two countries, in accordance with its internal legislation and the obligations assumed internationally.
ARTICLE 2 institutional cooperation the parties undertake to promote cooperation between the respective national tourism organizations and to foster collaboration between companies, organizations and institutions of both countries in the field of tourism.
ARTICLE 3 Exchange of information the Parties shall promote the exchange of information on tourism activities, including legislation, statistics, tourism development programs, as well as projects and products of interest, in particular the technologically innovative.
ARTICLE 4 Exchange of experiences the Parties shall encourage the exchange of experience and good practice in the field of hotel management, certification of quality, the classification of tourist resorts, the use of environmental technologies, as well as in the field of the artistic and architectural heritage restoration with a view to their adaptation and use for tourist purposes.
ARTICLE 5 Exchange of experts the Parties shall facilitate the exchange of experts in tourism marketing and promotion, design of tourism products, as well as in planning and development of tourist areas.
ARTICLE 6 vocational training, the parties undertake to intensify cooperation in the field of tourism training and accordingly will support: a) the exchange of training technicians, trainers and students (trainees) between schools of hospitality and tourism;
b) the exchange of information and experiences on the training and certification systems for tourist professions;
c) cooperation and the realization of common projects between research institutions in this sector.
ARTICLE 7 Promotion 1.As parties shall promote the exchange of documentation and advertising material tourist and nature of actions for the dissemination of the offer in this context with a view to increasing tourism. Agree, also, to encourage the creation of transcontinental networks of tourism promotion and the organisation of joint promotional initiatives in foreign markets.
2. Obeying internal laws and regulations, the Parties shall undertake to endeavour in order to curb the tourist activities related to the abuse of a sexual nature and others that affect the human dignity.
ARTICLE 8 the Parties shall encourage and facilitate Investment, according to its possibilities, the Portuguese-owned investments, Brazilians or sets, in the field of tourism.
ARTICLE 9 Business Cooperation the Parties shall endeavour to encourage the exchange of information on investment opportunities in tourism and business missions. Accordingly will support the realization of small and medium-sized companies in the sector, with the goal of providing disclosure of business opportunities and the development of partnerships.
ARTICLE 10 cooperation in International organizations, the Parties shall act in a concerted manner in international fora, in particular on the World Tourism Organization.
ARTICLE 11 Implementing Entities for the purposes of implementation of this agreement, are designated as executing entities the Ministry of tourism of Brazil and the Secretariat of State of tourism of Portugal.
ARTICLE 12 work Groups to examine appropriate measures for the implementation of this agreement, executing authorities shall consult and shall establish, as appropriate, working groups to examine issues of mutual interest, in the context of the Economic, financial and commercial Subcommittee created by the Luso-Brazilian Permanent Commission of 12 March 2002.
ARTICLE 13 entry into force 1. This agreement shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the date of receipt of the last notification in writing and through diplomatic channels, that complied with all the requirements of national law of both parties, necessary for this purpose.
2. The entry into force of this agreement repeals the agreement between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of the Portuguese Republic on cooperation in the field of tourism, signed in Lisbon on February 3 1981.
ARTICLE 14 duration and Denunciation 1. this Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years (5), automatically renewable for equal periods, unless either party terminate, in writing and through diplomatic channels, at least (6) six months prior to the date of their termination.
2. The termination of this agreement does not affect the running programs and projects that have been agreed before that cessation.
Made in Salvador, to October 29 2005, in two original copies, in Portuguese language, both being equally authentic.
The FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL WALFRIDO DOS MARES GUIA Minister of tourism for the PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC BERNARDO LUIS AMADOR TRINITY State Secretary of tourism

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