- Consul General John Barrett
- Sections & Offices
The Consulate staff performs the functions common to such an operation — administrative, consular, economic, political, and public affairs. Other agency which is part of the U.S. Mission include the Department of Commerce (FCS).
Public Affairs Section
The Public Affairs Section of the Consulate explains and advocates American policy and works to promote mutual understanding between Brazilian and American societies. The Public Affairs Section acts as a focal point for media, think tanks, and academic and cultural institutions, and advises the Consulate on public diplomacy issues.
The Office works closely with local and Brazilian media. It facilitates media exchanges and visits to the United States and provides information to the media via press conferences, interviews, press releases and other forms of communication. It also administers the Consulate’s public Internet site.
The Public Affairs sextion provides Brazilian audiences with an understanding of U.S. foreign policy and its context through seminars, conferences, and American speakers. It also manages U.S. government-administered professional and educational exchange programs.
Political & Economic Affairs Section
The Political/Economic Section at the U.S. Consulate in Recife assists the Consul in providing relevant information to the Embassy in Brasília about a wide range of policy issues, such as promotion of democracy and human rights, labor and social issues, economic development cooperation, trade liberalization, and other regional issues concerning the relationship between the United States and the Northeast of Brazil.
The Political/Economic Section is also responsible for analysis and reporting to the Embassy on political and economic developments in the Northeast of Brazil as they unfold. Together with the Public Affairs Section, the Political/Economic Section works with other United States agencies, such as U.S. Commercial Service and USAID, and the Brazilian Government on state level, to implement actions to promote human rights and to seek opportunities to deepen investment and trade ties with the Northeast.
The U.S. Commercial Service
The US Commercial Service in Brazil (CS Brazil) is a country-level division of the US Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service. The US Commercial Service has over 100 offices in the US and programs in nearly 70 countries abroad.
CS Brazil is one of the US Commercial Service’s largest organizations, with 9 US officers and over 50 Brazilian staff members, all of whom are based in Brazil and are fluent in both English and Portuguese.
If you are a US company that is interested in doing business in Brazil, or a Brazilian company that is interested in sourcing American products or services, the staff of the U.S. Commercial Service can help you.
Please check the U.S. Commercial Service website for more information.
Contact in Recife:
Address: Rua Goncalves Maia, 163
Boa Vista – ZIP 50070-060
Recife – PE
Phone.: 55 81 – 3416 3063