USTDA Advances Aviation Cooperation with Brazil

Brasília, December 15, 2017 – This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency hosted a workshop supporting Phase III of the U.S.-Brazil Aviation Partnership (AP), a public-private cooperation program supporting Brazil’s aviation infrastructure development goals, while connecting U.S. companies to business opportunities in the growing sector. The workshop addressed issues, practices and technologies related to airport ...
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U.S. Officials Participate in the First International Aviation Fair in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro,  April 6, 2017 –   U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, P. Michael McKinley, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Deputy Administrator (ADA) Victoria Wassmer (and her delegation) attended the inaugural International Brazilian Air Show (IBAS).   The event, which brought together leaders in the civil aviation and airport infrastructure sector in one place, took ...
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U.S. Delegation Promotes Commercial Defense Partnership at Latin American Aerospace and Defense (LAAD) in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil and the U.S. reaffirm their commitment to deepening commercial defense cooperation. Rio de Janeiro, April 5, 2017 – The United States is committed to broadening and deepening its defense partnership with Brazil, including encouraging greater partnership between the two defense industries.  As part of this effort, a high-level delegation of U.S. officials from the ...
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Statement by the President on the Presidential Policy Directive on Cuba

Today, I approved a Presidential Policy Directive that takes another major step forward in our efforts to normalize relations with Cuba. This Directive takes a comprehensive and whole-of-government approach to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.
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USDA Announces Reopening of Brazilian Market to U.S. Beef Exports

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reached agreement with Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply to allow access for U.S. beef and beef products to the Brazilian market for the first time since 2003. Brazil’s action reflects the United States’ negligible risk classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy ...
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Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam

National Convention Center Hanoi, Vietnam 12:11 P.M. ICT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Xin chào!  (Applause.)  Xin chào Vietnam!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality that you have shown to me on this visit.  And thank all of you ...
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Trade Partnership: Brazil is an essencial market for American corporations

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper O Globo and published on May 23, 2016. The American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, making it the oldest American Chamber in Latin America.  It is a symbol of the importance of the commercial relationship between the ...
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Kurt W. Tong: “Trade Modernization as a Driver of Growth in Latin America”

Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kurt W. Tong at the AACCLA Business Future of the Americas Conference Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 23, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for the kind introduction and for this opportunity to address the membership of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin ...
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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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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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Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Ken Hyatt to visit Brazil

U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Kenneth Hyatt 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 entitled “Technology and Innovation—U.S. and Brazil Government Perspective” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)-sponsored EmTech Innovation Conference. ...
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Remarks at the 2015 Latin American Business Conference: Latin America: Leadership, Society and Globalization

Good afternoon! I want to start by thanking Dean Judy Olian and the UCLA Anderson School of Management and LBA organizers for inviting me to speak about US-Brazil bilateral relations and to join such a distinguished group of speakers at this Conference on “Latin America; Leadership, Society and Globalization”. During the past week I have ...
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The Worst of the Crisis Between the USA and Brazil Is Over, Says Ambassador

Interview given to Eduardo Salgado, from Exame magazine, published on February 11, 2015. Liliana Ayalde arrived in Brazil to take over as US Ambassador in September 2013, just as President Dilma Rousseff had told President Barack Obama that she was canceling her visit to Washington in October of that year. The decision was made ​​after ...
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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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“There will be no growth without challenges,” says US Ambassador to Brazil

Interview granted to Cláudio Motta and Bernardo Guimarães, from AmCham-Rio, and published on June 3, 2014. Liliana Ayalde analyzes bilateral relations and, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business magazine, predicts new business opportunities US companies continue to bet on the Brazilian market, says the US Ambassador to Brazil, Liliana Ayalde, in an exclusive interview with Brazilian Business ...
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