Under Secretary Keith Krach’s Remarks on Economic Security

Bom dia. Obrigado. I want to give a special thanks to Welber Barral for moderating today’s discussion, and for his service to Brazil and the bilateral partnership. Let me thank as well the Fundação Getúlio Vargas for helping us get this out to as large a group as possible. It’s been a great honor to …

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U.S. and Brazil Statements to Press at Itamaraty Palace

Under Secretary Keith Krach Remarks Introduction: U.S.-Brazil Relations Hello everyone. It’s great to be here in Brazil. Thank you, Ambassador Costa e Silva, for your warm welcome. I’m here at a time when the US Brazil partnership momentum is as strong as it’s ever been. We share a vibrant friendship that spans two centuries of …

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Joint Statement on Japan-U.S.-Brazil Trilateral Exchange

Joint Statement on the Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange Brasilia, November 10, 2020: Today, the Governments of the United States of America, the Federative Republic of Brazil, and Japan launched the Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange in Brasilia, Brazil. The U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach, led the U.S. delegation, Brazil’s Secretary for Bilateral Negotiations …

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Opening Remarks by Under Secretary Keith Krach during Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange

Under Secretary Keith Krach Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange As prepared for delivery. Good morning. It’s a great honor to be here today to launch the first-ever Japan-U.S.-Brazil Exchange, or “JUSBE.” Building on the ties between our peoples and governments, this new forum will allow our nations to work closely together to advance our shared values—values such as …

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U.S. Under Secretary Keith Krach travels to Brazil on November 7-11

The visit is part of a travel to Central and South America to grow the Clean Network and strengthen cooperation on environment.  Brasilia, November 06, 2020: The U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Keith Krach, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on November 7-11, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and business leaders to …

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United States Assists Brazil in Action Against Digital Piracy

U.S. Law Enforcement Assists Brazilian Law Enforcement Takedown of Numerous Digital Piracy Sites and Apps Alleged to Have Caused Millions of Dollars in Losses to U.S. Media Companies Three U.S.-Based Websites Allegedly Offered Thousands of Pirated Television Shows and Movies Owned by U.S. Rights Holders to Brazilian Audiences WASHINGTON – Seizure warrants have been executed …

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U.S. Government Donates more than USD $110,000 to the Health System and Communities in Rio

Favela residents and health professionals in Rio de Janeiro will benefit from two donations delivered this week by the U.S. Consulate in Rio to help mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties

The United States and Brazil Strengthen Economic and Bilateral Ties The two countries signed a trade protocol and the U.S. extended over R$ 11 billion reais for investment and export financing. Brasilia, October 21, 2020: During his two-day visit to Brazil, the U.S. National Security Adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, was accompanied by the largest economic-focused, …

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Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty

Amb. O’Brien Remarks at the Joint Press Conference at Itamaraty (As delivered.) Mr. President, Foreign Minister, thank you for hosting me. It’s an honor to be here. And I bring you greetings, Mr. President, from your friend President Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Brazil and the United States are the …

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United States and Brazil Sign US $1 Billion Memorandum of Understanding

The agreement opens opportunities for business promotion in telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, and more. Brasilia, October 20, 2020 – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed today signed a US $1 billion Memorandum of Understanding with Brazil’s Ministry of Economy, aimed at enhancing the strong trade and economic relationship between the two countries.  EXIM Chairman Reed and Brazil Minister of …

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Fact Sheet: Export-Import Bank of the United States 

Buy More U.S. Goods and Services with Competitive Financing The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) supports the financing of U.S. goods and services purchased by creditworthy international buyers that may have difficulty obtaining credit through traditional financing sources. EXIM’s financing options are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. Recent …

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Fact Sheet: Artemis Accords – United for Peaceful Exploration of Deep Space

The Artemis Accords, led by NASA, describe a shared vision for principles, grounded in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, to create a safe and transparent environment which facilitates exploration, science, and commercial activities for all of humanity to enjoy. The U.S. and its partners in the Artemis Program have set the goal of exploring …

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Brazil and US Sign U.S.-Brazil Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency 

The three areas covered by the Protocol speed up trade and represent an important step in the ongoing work between the two countries  Brasilia, October 19, 2020: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes signed a U.S.-Brazil Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency on Monday, October 19, during a virtual conference. The …

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United States and Brazil Sign New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

The United States and Brazil are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency. This agreement is the latest concrete result of the close relationship between Brazil and the United States and the leadership of President Trump and President Bolsonaro. Following the meeting of the two leaders at Mar-a-Lago …

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Fact Sheet: U.S.-Brazil 2020 Protocol on Transparency and Trade Rules

Key Facts The Protocol updates the existing Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation, in place from 2011, with three new annexes that can deliver practical benefits to traders in all sectors. As Brazil and the United States engage under the ATEC to implement this Protocol, we will reduce red tape and improve opportunities for bilateral …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

October 2020 Results in Brazil (Total = US $ 984 million) Committed Projects: We recently committed a total investment of $425 million for the following two projects. Accelerating pandemic recovery in Brazil: A $400 million loan to Banco Itaú will support lending to SMEs following a severe outbreak of COVID-19 in Brazil, with a focus …

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US National Security Advisor to travel to Brazil on October 19-20 

Brasilia, October 16, 2020: The U.S. National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, will visit São Paulo and Brasília, on October 19-20, for a series of meetings with high-ranking representatives of the Brazilian government and private sector. On the visit he will be accompanied by Kimberly Reed, President of the Export Import Bank, Michael Nemelka, Deputy U.S. Trade …

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Brazil can join the growing Clean Network by banning Huawei

Whoever builds a nation’s 5G networks gains the key to that country’s most sensitive personal, commercial, and governmental data. Trusted firms such as Ericsson and Nokia from Europe and Samsung from the Republic of Korea have earned the trust of people and governments around the world.

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Readout of Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Brazilian Foreign Minister Araujo

OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON April 29, 2020 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo discussed the importance of a coordinated response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through increased production of medical supplies …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo on the margins of the Counter Terrorism Ministerial in Bogota, Colombia. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Araujo highlighted our close partnership in the global fight against terrorism.

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U.S. Maintains Support for Brazil’s Ascension to OECD

The March 19 Joint Statement from President Trump and President Bolsonaro clearly stated support for Brazil beginning the process to become a full member of the OECD and welcomed Brazil’s ongoing efforts regarding economic reforms, best practices, and a regulatory framework in line with the standards of the OECD.  We stand by this statement.  We …

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Western Hemisphere: Fact Sheet: U.S. Actions on Venezuela

United States policy on Venezuela is focused on ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections that bring prosperity and democracy back to the people of Venezuela. In service of this goal, the United States has undertaken a series of strong policy actions since 2017 meant to pressure the former Maduro regime and support democratic actors.

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Statement by Robert Palladino: Protecting Venezuela’s Assets for Benefit of Venezuelan People

On January 25, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo certified the authority of Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaido to receive and control certain property in accounts of the Government of Venezuela or Central Bank of Venezuela held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or any other U.S. insured banks, in accordance with Section …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo: Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo January 28, 2019 Sanctions Against PDVSA and Venezuela Oil Sector Today, the United States has taken necessary actions to prevent the illegitimate former Maduro regime from further plundering Venezuela’s assets and natural resources. The United States has determined that persons …

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Treasury Sanctions Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.

Washington – Today the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850 for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy.  PdVSA is a Venezuelan state-owned oil company and a primary source of Venezuela’s income and foreign currency, to include …

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Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States 

On January 19, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of aluminum articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).

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Presidential Proclamation Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

1.  On January 11, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) transmitted to me a report on his investigation into the effect of imports of steel mill articles on the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862).

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Technology companies discuss the future of the digital economy in Brazil

The United States Department of Commerce in Brazil and the São Paulo State Federation of Industries (FIESP) will hold the Digital Economy Conference, in São Paulo, on Thursday, October 26. The event will bring together representatives of the public and private sectors to discuss the future of the digital economy, opportunities in Brazil and the challenges …

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Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Lew at Meeting with Brazilian Finance Minister Meirelles

Brazil’s economy appears poised to return to growth, following the deepest recession in over 100 years. Our work with the Ministry of Finance has reaffirmed my view that the Temer Administration is taking ambitious steps to regain Brazil’s economic footing and restore confidence to consumers and investors alike.

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US Secretary of the Treasury says he trusts Brazil will carry out reforms

Article written by Alexandro Martello and published on Portal G1, on September 27, 2016 Jacob Lew met with Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles.
 According to him, improvement of the economy entails approval of reforms. The US Secretary of Treasury, Jacob Lew, said on Tuesday, September 27, standing next to Minister, Henrique Meirelles, in Brasília, that Brazil …

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Brazil is about to resume economic growth, says US Secretary of Treasury

Article written by Eduardo Rodrigues, Fernando Nakagawa and Idiana Tomazelli,
and published on O Estado de S. Paulo Jacob Lew expressed confidence in the planned structural reforms in Brazil led by Minister Henrique Meirelles The US Secretary of Treasury, Jacob Lew, believes that Brazil is “about to resume economic growth.” This assessment was made after a series of …

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Foreign Press Center Briefing with Francisco Palmieri: U.S. Priorities in the Western Hemisphere

This morning, the New York Foreign Press Center is pleased to welcome back the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco “Paco” Palmieri. Today he will discuss U.S. Government engagement and policy implementation in the Western Hemispheric region.

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FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Recognizes the 100th Anniversary and Economic Benefits of America’s National Parks

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2016 As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the creation of our national park system this year, the President and the First Family are traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Yosemite National Park in California. The President has …

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Opportunity for young Brazilian entrepreneurs to take part in four-week training in the USA

Program Signifies Important Step in White House’s Commitment to an Entrepreneurship Network in the Americas Application deadline has been extended; new deadline Friday, May 27 Brasília, May 23, 2016 – The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is looking for young Brazilian entrepreneurs to …

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Message from Ambassador Liliana Ayalde in Celebration of World Intellectual Property Day

“Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” The United States and Brazil have much in common: we are the Western Hemisphere’s largest democracies and economies, we believe in human rights and freedom of expression. As we recently celebrated World Intellectual Property Day, I will add that Brazilians and Americans are intensely creative, and that digital technologies give us …

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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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United States and Brazil Hold Third Meeting of the Commission on Economic and Trade Relations

Washington, D.C. – Today, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman led the first ever ministerial-level meeting of the United States – Brazil Commission on Economic and Trade Relation (Commission), which was co-chaired by Minister of External Relations Mauro Vieira and Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) Armando Monteiro for Brazil. The United States …

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Ambassador Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil

On March 3, 2016, Ambassador Liliana Ayalde participated in the events surrounding the 2015 Sebrae Businesswomen Award ceremony to honor top Brazilian businesswomen.  In addition to attending the awards ceremony, the Ambassador participated in a roundtable discussion about the important role women entrepreneurs play in promoting prosperity through small business creation.

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Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expert Pronounces the Keynote at Agenda Bahia

On October 20, 2015, Silicon Valley innovation and entrepreneurship specialist and Professor of the University of California Berkeley and Brown University, Naeem Zafar, pronounced the keynote address of the top business event in Bahia, the “Agenda Bahia.”  Now in its sixth edition, “Agenda Bahia” is jointly organized by “Rede Bahia,” the largest media conglomerate in …

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FACT SHEET: The United States and Brazil – A Mature and Multi-Faceted Partnership

Today President Barack Obama hosted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the White House.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense …

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