Brazil should not choose partners for international trade – Foreign Trade Secretary

The Ministry of Economy's Foreign Trade Secretary said the Brazilian government is open to the world and "cannot choose partners for trade agreements," favoring Western over Asian countries.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Economy's Foreign Trade Secretary Lucas Ferraz said that the Brazilian government is open to the world and "cannot choose partners for trade agreements," favoring Western over Asian countries.

He advocated that Brazil should not concentrate efforts solely in opening negotiations with the United States and should remain attentive to opportunities in Asia, which he defined as "the most dynamic region in the world, with two regional mega-agreements" - the Transpacific Partnership (TPP), which comprises 11 Asian and American countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, and the RCEp Treaty, comprising 15 Asian and Oceania . . .

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