U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue Roundtable Discussion: The Private Sector on Trade Facilitation

The U.S.-Brazil Business Council, Amcham Brasil, U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and Brazil’s Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services invite you to participate in a trade facilitation public-private sector roundtable on August 2 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the U.S. Chamber in Washington D.C.
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Virtual Speaker Discusses Entrepreneurship at WeWork, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – On March 20, 2018, the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro collaborated with an entrepreneurship accelerator, Fábrica de Startups, to host an event with virtual speaker Patrick McGinnis , the author of a bestseller book, “The 10% Entrepreneur.”  The event at the WeWork Rio de Janeiro coworking space, attracted an audience of ...
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Consulate Honors and Encourages Female Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, U.S. Consulate General in Recife, in partnership with YLAI Alumni Camila Borges and IVLP Alumni Alfredo Junior hosted a dynamic event to promote networking and encourage linkages between female entrepreneurs in Recife titled “Café com Estratégia—Edição Mulheres”. Thirty-one women from different backgrounds, representing start-ups, established business and social enterprises ...
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The United States and Brazil Promote Commercial Defense Partnership at the 2nd U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue

The Department of Commerce reaffirmed its intent to broaden and deepen its partnership with Brazil in the defense sector at today’s U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue (DID), held on the margins of the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting, in Washington. U.S. officials from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State hosted a high-level delegation ...
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U.C. Berkeley Program Alumni Connect with Entrepreneurship Experts

Start-up and Innovation at Museu do Amanhã Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017 – U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro partnered with the renowned Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro to connect sixty entrepreneurs, students, and business leaders at a networking event about start-up and innovation in Brazil.  This event was a follow-up ...
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U.S. diplomat visits “San Pedro Valley” company

American Presence Officer Rita Rico visited Samba Tech, Latin America’s leading video hosting company and part of the local startup community known as “San Pedro Valley.” Rico met with the company’s marketing director, Pedro Filizola, and learned about Samba Tech’s plans to expand its business to the United States.
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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Official Discusses “Diversity in Business” in Bahia

On May 15-16, 2017, Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), discussed themes related to “Diversity in Business” and “Startup Development” in Salvador, Bahia.  On the program’s first day, Cornelius did a tour of Afro-Brazilian cultural NGOs and religious organizations that offer entrepreneurship ...
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Ambassador Liliana Ayalde interview with Canal do Produtor

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, speaks about the importance of the agricultural and livestock sector in the bilateral agenda of both countries and about the 2nd edition of the ” Brazil-USA Agricultural Dialogue”, organized by the Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and which will have ...
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Statement by the White House on the 1st Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows

Today, the White House is proud to announce the inaugural class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows. President Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kurt Tong to visit Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia May 23-24, 2016

U.S. Department of State Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Kurt Tong is traveling this week to Brazil where he will visit Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.  In Rio de Janeiro, he will participate in a Panel Discussion entitled “Trade Modernization as Growth Drivers in the Americas” at the American Chambers of ...
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Registration for the 2016 Investment Summit is Open!

We are thrilled to announce that registration for the third Investment Summit is now open ! It will be held June 19-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “The Innovation Advantage” and will feature investment opportunities from every corner of the United States for global investors. High-profile business and government leaders will share their insights on the latest innovations ...
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Consul General highlights Port of Santos

U.S. Consul General Ricardo Zuniga focused attention on trade, port security and business development during his first official trip to Santos.  The trip reflects Mr. Zuniga’s commitment to the continued success of the Port of Santos, which is a key partner in the U.S.-Brazil relationship. “It’s important to emphasize that the Port of Santos has ...
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Brazil and the United States: Renewed Momentum in a Natural Partnership

It is impossible to comprehend Brazil without understanding the dimensions of this continent-sized country, which occupies a land mass larger than that of the lower 48 of the United States. Brazil’s land border, which it shares with ten South American neighbors, is five times larger than the border between the United States and Mexico. Brazil ...
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Opportunity for Brazilian Entrepreneurs to Network and Boost Business Skills

Selected entrepreneurs will participate in two-week trainings in the U.S. The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Service (SEBRAE), is in the process of selecting up to 100 of the most dynamic Brazilian entrepreneurs, working in agribusiness, health services, medical services, and advanced manufacturing to participate in the ...
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A New Level in Brazil-US Relations

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo and published on June 16, 2015. After a historic Summit of the Americas in Panama in April, there is a palpable sense of optimism in the West. For the first time since 1959, the presidents of the United States and Cuba had ...
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Women and Discusses Business Growth through Action-Oriented Plan

The United States Consulate in Sao Paulo, in partnership with the NGO Botucatu Institute and the support of Sebrae – Brazilian Support Service for Small Enterprises- and Botucatu Municipal Government, organized  a training program  for Botucatu women entrepreneurs to foster the development of women’s technical and conceptual business abilities by offering a  series of workshops ...
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Press Conference on the 9th Round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations

Dan Mullaney, Chief U.S. Negotiator, USTR; and Ignacio Garcia-Bercero, Chief EU Negotiator New York, NY April 24, 2015 9:30 A.M. EDT NEW YORK FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, 799 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA, 10TH FLOOR MODERATOR: Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming to the closing press conference of the TTIP round nine. This morning we’ll have two presentations ...
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Ambassador Ayalde’s Remarks at the Private Equity Brazil Forum

Remarks of United States Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde at the Private Equity Forum December 8, 2014, Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil Good afternoon.  It’s truly an honor to have the opportunity to address such a distinguished group at this 6th now Annual Private Equity Brazil Forum 2014. I’m particularly grateful to Ahmad Sahar, Partner of Latin Markets, for ...
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American Businesses Showcase in Rio Oil & Gas 2014

U.S. Pavilion will feature more than 40 companies   The United States will have an exclusive pavilion at Rio Oil & Gas 2014 in Rio de Janeiro from September 15-18. In coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce, 41 U.S. exhibitors (listed below) will be located in Pavilion 3 of Riocentro. The U.S. Pavilion will ...
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