Press Release

Assistant Secretary Venkataraman Travels to Brazil to Promote Bilateral Trade and Investment

July 21, 2023
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
Phone: (202) 482-3809

WASHINGTON – From July 24-27, 2023, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Arun Venkataraman, will travel to São Paulo and Brasilia, Brazil, to promote bilateral trade and investment opportunities and extend an invitation to Brazilian companies to attend the 2024 SelectUSA Investment Summit. 

From July 24-25 in São Paulo, Assistant Secretary Venkataraman will meet with both U.S. and Brazilian private sector representatives to discuss U.S. Department of Commerce initiatives to enhance bilateral trade, advance shared priorities for the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and U.S.-Brazil Commercial Dialogue, and explore opportunities for cooperation on digital technology issues. He will also meet with private sector representatives, including tech start-ups companies owned by representatives of underrepresented community groups, and AmChamBrasil, to learn about their experiences doing business in Brazil.  

From July 26-27 in Brasilia, Assistant Secretary Venkataraman will meet with Brazilian government officials to discuss the digital economy, technical barriers to trade, and the deployment of emerging technologies. The Assistant Secretary will also discuss ways to support Brazil’s sustainability goals and continue to strengthen our partnership and collaborative efforts through the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and Commercial Dialogue.  

“Brazil has long been an important economic and strategic partner to the United States,” said Assistant Secretary Venkataraman. “Brazil’s dynamic market makes it an attractive place for U.S. companies, and the U.S. Department of Commerce is committed to working together to grow bilateral trade and investment that will benefit our economies.”


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