Brazil: Pará state signs trade deal with Schezuan province

10 November 2008

Chengdu, China, 10 Nov – The goevrnor of the Brazilian state of Pará and the gopvernment of teh Chinese province of Schezuan Saturday in Chengdu signed a deal to set up partnerships in the foreign trade centre.

According to the state’s news agency, the document will make for joint work between the State Secretariat for Development, Science and Technology (Sedect) and the Schezuan Commission of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), of the Chinese government.

According to the acting governor of Schezuan province, Xiao Huang, there is great interest in Schezuan in boosting trade relations with Brazil and, particularly with Pará.

Xiao noted that, last year, Chinese exports to Brazil rose 70 percent, this year posting a rise of 130 percent, and there was still room for further growth.

The governor of Pará state, Ana Júlia Carepa, noted that Pará was the biggest producer of fish in Brazil, and had the capacity to export at least 70 percent of its total production.(macauhub)