Brazil’s Temer Asks China to Reduce Agricultural Surcharges at Summit

Temer discussed privatizations in Brazil and Chinese investments in the country during the 10th BRICS Summit in South Africa.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Michel Temer urged Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday to end China's surtaxes on sugar and chicken exports from Brazil. The Brazilian leader is in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the 10th BRICS Summit.

"We asked him [Xi Jinping] to reduce the surcharges on chicken and sugar, so we could increase our exports," Temer told journalists after the meeting.

"You know that we export a lot of soybeans to China, but only the grain itself,” explained Temer. “What we want is, and I emphasized this for . . .

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