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.
In Brasilia, he will join Secretary of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade Development Daniel Godinho in co-chairing the 13th plenary meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue. The U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue seeks to expand two-way trade and investment between the U.S. and Brazil by improving mutual understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent our bilateral trade from reaching its full potential. The dialogue will facilitate engagement with U.S. and Brazilian private sectors and provide an opportunity to discuss priority objectives for 2016.
Hyatt’s visit to Brazil and participation in the 13th plenary meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue reinforces the importance of the U.S.-Brazil trade relationship and demonstrates the strong commercial partnership between the United States and Brazil.
At the conclusion of the 13th plenary meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue, Secretary of Foreign Trade Godinho and Deputy Under Secretary Hyatt and will each make statements regarding the outcome of the plenary to media representatives during a press conference at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC). For more information about the press conference, please contact MDIC’s Press Office at: (61) 2027-7190 and 2027-7198 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on this media note contact the Press Office of the U.S. Embassy in Brasília by email (BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov) or call (61) 3312-7367 / 7350 / 7364.