The purpose of the article is scrutinize the Brazilian participation in the Gatt tariff negotiations of the Tokyo Round (1973-1979). It will be argued that there was a transition in the diplomat's beliefs about the potential benefits that Brazil could obtain in the multilateral trade negotiations. Nonetheless, this movement was not generalized within the state apparatus. Therefore, other governmental institutions precluded the implementation of Itamaraty's new strategy.
Tokyo Round; Brazilian foreign policy; decision-making; tariff negotiations