U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to visit Brazil

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, will travel to São Paulo and Brasilia, from July 29 to August 1. The first visit by a U.S. Secretary of Commerce to Brazil since 2011.

Secretary Ross will visit Brazil to reinforce the Department of Commerce’s ongoing commitment to a strong commercial and economic relationship with Brazil.  He will highlight U.S. industry interest in the Brazilian infrastructure sector and the importance of transparency and long-term value in future projects.  Secretary Ross will also discuss U.S. support for the people of Venezuela including plans to support the return to democracy.  To these ends, the Secretary said:  “We have an enormous opportunity to work together to enact market-based reforms that spur economic growth and expand opportunities for citizens in our region.”

July 29-31, Secretary Ross will be in São Paulo, to participate in a commemoration of 100 years of the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (Amcham Brazil).  During the event, Amcham Brazil will host a “Business Dialogue with Secretary Ross” which will discuss the deepening of trade and investment ties between Brazil and the United States.  Secretary Ross will also meet with Governor João Doria, government officials, and representatives from the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP).

On July 31, Secretary Ross will be in Brasilia, to further the strong U.S.-Brazil bilateral relations by meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro, Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes, Minister of Infrastructure Tarcisio Freitas, and members of the business community.  On August 1, he will attend the 17th Latin American Infrastructure Leadership Forum – the premier infrastructure business development platform that hosts and features the leadership of the Strategic 100 Latin American Infrastructure Projects.

Link to the biography:  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

Press availability:

Business Dialogue with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
Date: July 30
Time:  1:30 p.m.
Location:  Amcham São Paulo (R. da Paz, 1431 – Chácara Santo Antônio)
Credentialing by 12 noon, July 29: imprensa@amchambrasil.com.br / (11) 5180-3819/ 3759 / 95322-9821

For further information on this Press Release, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at imprensaembeua@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7350 / 7364.