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As the United States and Brazil continue negotiations toward a chapter-specific trade agreement, Brazil’s commercial relations with key US states, like Texas, will be directly impacted in the event of a deal. In addition to Texas, Florida and Iowa are among Brazil’s top commercial partners in the United States, with Brazil being among the states’ top five export markets.

How might trade talks develop as we look to the next presidential term? What would a chapter-specific bilateral trade agreement mean for US-Brazil economic engagement at the state level? What measures should be taken to deepen commerce between Brazil and US states and in key industries such as steel, energy, and agriculture? 

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs and the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce, on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CDT), for a conversation on US-Brazil trade relations, particularly diving into Brazil’s commercial partnerships at the US state level ahead of the United States elections.


Joseph Semsar
Deputy Under Secretary, International Trade, International Trade Administration
US Department of Commerce (pre-recorded)

Yana Dumaresq
Assistant Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and International Affairs
Brazil’s Ministry of Economy

Tatiana Palermo
Former Secretary for International Agribusiness Relations, Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply; 
Palermo Strategic Consulting LLC​​​
The Hon. Joe Crowley
Former US Representative (D-NY); 
​​​​​​Senior Policy Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs

Frank Samolis
Partner; Co-chair, International Trade Practice
Squire Patton Boggs

Paula Galhardo
Principal, Corporate Practice Group; Chair, Brazil Country Desk
Squire Patton Boggs

Ulisses Sperandio
Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce

Abrão Neto
Executive Vice President, Amcham Brasil; 
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Lisa Schroeter
Global Director of Trade and Investment Policy
Dow Chemical Company

Valentina Sader
Assistant Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Roberta Braga
Deputy Director, Programs and Outreach, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council