US-Brazil Commercial Relations: A Deep Dive Into State-level Economic Engagement

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    As the US and Brazil continue negotiations toward a chapter-specific trade agreement, Brazil’s commercial relations with key US states, like Texas, will be directly impacted in the event of a deal. In addition to Texas, Florida and Iowa are among Brazil’s top commercial partners in the US, with Brazil being among the states’ top five export markets.

    How might trade talks develop as we look to the next presidential term? What would a chapter-specific bilateral trade agreement mean for US-Brazil economic engagement at the state level? What measures should be taken to deepen commerce between Brazil and US states and in key industries, such as steel, energy and agriculture?

    Join Squire Patton Boggs, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center of the Atlantic Council and the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce, on October 5, 2020, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT (1 to 2 p.m. CDT), for a conversation on US-Brazil trade relations, particularly diving into Brazil’s commercial partnerships at the US state level ahead of the US elections.

    Speakers for this discussion include, from the firm, former US representative (D-NY) and senior policy advisor Joe Crowley; principal and chair, Brazil Country Desk, Paula Galhardo; and partner and co-chair, International Trade Practice Group, Frank Samolis. Joining them will be:

    • Roberta Braga, Deputy Director, Programs and Outreach, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
    • Jason Marczak, Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
    • Abrão Neto, Executive Vice President, Amcham Brasil; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
    • Tatiana Palermo, Former Secretary for International Agribusiness Relations, Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply; and President, Palermo Strategic Consulting LLC
    • Lisa Schroeter, Global Director of Trade and Investment Policy, Dow Chemical Company
    • Joseph Semsar, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, US Department of Commerce (Pre-recorded)
    • Ulisses Sperandio, President, Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce

    Additional speakers to be confirmed.

    We hope you can join us for this special opportunity to hear from these industry experts on this very timely topic.