On Tuesday, President Donald Trump welcomed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to Washington D.C. This was the first White House visit for the Brazilian president. In a press conference after the leaders met, President Donald Trump said the two have similar views. “We certainly feel very, very true to each other on trade.” Trump went on to say President Bolsonaro and himself are both committed to reducing trade barriers. “That includes facilitating, investing and supporting innovation across a range of industries, particularly energy, infrastructure, agriculture and technology.” As a result of the meeting, Brazil agreed to import 750,000 tons of U.S. wheat duty-free. The two countries also plan on using science-based conditions for U.S. pork exports to Brazil. For beef, USDA food safety officials are scheduled to visit Brazil to evaluate its raw beef inspection system before allowing Brazilian beef imports into the U.S.
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