The US may not sign trade agreement with Brazil, says Biden government representative

Folha de S. Paulo, Rafael Balago in 13/09/2021

According to the representative of the United States Department of Commerce for the Western Hemisphere, Daniel Watson, the Biden administration’s focus on investing in infrastructure and internal issues should reduce Brazil’s chances of reaching a broad trade agreement.

In addition, Watson says that members of Congress are concerned about the preservation of the Amazon and the rights of indigenous peoples. Their opinion on Brazil’s environmental policies may affect future negotiations of trade agreements, which depends on the legislative branch.

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