U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Export Administration Kevin Wolf will travel to Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for meetings with counterparts and for trade seminars from March 2-5, 2015.
From March 2-3, Assistant Secretary Wolf will visit Brasilia to meet with senior officials from the Brazilian Executive and Legislative branches to discuss recent reforms of U.S. export control policy and mechanisms for collaboration with Brazil.
From March 4-5, Assistant Secretary Wolf will visit Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, respectively, and participate in two full-day “Export Controls & Strategic Trade” Seminars. The purpose of the seminars is to assist Brazilian businesses and their U.S. partners in better understanding the regulations and procedures governing controlled trade in both countries, with the ultimate goal of making it easier for firms in both countries to buy and sell controlled items. The seminars are being organized by the U.S. Government, together with the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP), the Federation of Industries of the State of Rio (FIRJAN), and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council (BUSBC).
During the seminar, Brazilian companies may schedule private meetings with U.S. Government experts to clarify specific questions about sensitive goods licensing.
Sectors that fall under the category of controlled products include chemicals, aerospace/satellites, oil and gas, communications and information technology, advanced manufacturing, and security/defense.
Events open to the press:
Sao Paulo: Media representatives interested in attending and/or covering the seminar in Sao Paulo on March 4 and interviewing U.S. government representatives on the topic should contact the press office of the US Consulate General in Sao Paulo at ImprensaSP@state.gov or by telephone at (11) 3250-5276 / 3250-5237.
Rio de Janeiro: Media representatives interested in attending and/or covering the seminar on March 5 in Rio de Janeiro and interviewing U.S. government representatives on the topic should contact the press office of the US Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (21) 3823-2169 / 2122.
Assistant Secretary Wolf’s biography is available here: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/about-bis/27-about-bis/23-kevin-j-wolf
For more information about the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce, visit http://www.bis.doc.gov/.
For more information about this press release and/or Assistant Secretary Wolf’s travel to Brazil, please contact the press office at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia atBrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or via telephone at (61) 3312-7367 / 7350 / 7364.