RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, on Wednesday, June 17th, told a US congressional committee that the United States does not intend to negotiate a free trade agreement with Brazil at this time. The statement makes it clear that trade negotiations with Brazil, with a pledge to sign a package of measures by the end of the year, are limited.
"We are now trying to solve specific problems with Brazil in order for the country to open up and create jobs for America. At the moment, we have no plans for an FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with . . .