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USTR official: Broad trade deal with Brazil unlikely due to lawmakers’ concerns

September 10, 2021 at 7:17 PM
Brazil still is pushing for a comprehensive free trade agreement -- or, failing that, a “building-block” approach to deeper trade ties -- with the U.S., the country’s foreign affairs minister said on Friday, though a senior Office of the U.S. Trade Representative official said congressional concerns about the Brazilian government’s environmental and social record still complicate the outlook for any deal. “We certainly favor a wide-ranging and ambitious trade agreement with the United States, but if that is not feasible...

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