Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Commerce, Don Graves, defended the need for the stages of production chains to be brought closer to the US and said he is talking to Brazil about opportunities in this regard.
After the pandemic and with the war in Ukraine, European and US concerns increased over dependence on inputs and products manufactured in Asia, especially in China.
“We have conversations with Brazil in the areas of semiconductors, manufacturing, agriculture and health,” said Graves.
On the last day of his visit to the country, the US government representative spoke to journalists in Brasília and said that the trip is intended to deepen the trade relationship between the two countries. “We want to increase investments by the United States in Brazil and by Brazilians in the United States,” he said.
In meetings with government officials and representatives of the private sector, Graves also discussed the implementation of 5G technology in the country, as opposed to Chinese companies.
“We discussed the need for security in 5G to protect against issues we’ve seen in other countries. We believe American companies provide the right kind of tools and security,” she added.
He pointed out that the mission to Brazil was one of the largest in recent history – it was attended by almost 70 companies – and discussed topics such as trade facilitation, regulatory practices and agreements already signed between the two countries.
Source: CNN Brasil