For nearly four decades, the efforts of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council have promoted an ever-greater flow of goods, services, and investments between the United States and Brazil. Today, with both countries playing increasingly important leadership roles in the regional and global economies, we pursue a yet more ambitious agenda of economic partnership.
As reflected in the ongoing government-to-government Commercial Dialogue, Brazil and the United States are working together across a wide range of industries—from energy to logistics to education and others. Our goal is increased competitiveness and prosperity in both countries. As private sector leaders, we are committed to working with our governments to identify priority areas for bilateral collaboration and a vision for the future of this relationship. That is why, among other critical opportunities, we have been outspoken on the need for a Brazil-U.S. trade agreement that will provide an impetus for strategic, long-term cooperation between the two countries. Together with our partners in Brazil, the U.S. Section of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council provides a road map for such a partnership. In all these efforts, it is the Council’s members—business leaders who are driving growth, jobs, and opportunities—who are key components to our success. With your continued engagement, we can take the bilateral relationship to a strategic partnership level. This will take a firm commitment by both the United States and Brazil to work together and a firm commitment by all of us to support continued progress toward the Council’s priorities. I look forward to working with you on this.
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