Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to call for trade reciprocity on her official visit to China

7 April 2011

Brasilia, Brazil, 7 April – Brazil’s President, Dilma Rousseff, plans to ask for “reciprocity” in access by Brazilian products to the Chinese market during her official visit to China, which is due to begin Friday, teh Presidency spokesman, Rodrigo Baena said Tuesday in Brasilia.

“We are working to diversify the products we export and we want reciprocity, that is, to increase access by Brazilian products to the Chinese market and the participation of our companies in Chinese national development,” the spokesman said.

According to Baena, one of the points to be discussed will be an increase in exports of pork and fruit, “after progress made in the beef and chicken market.”

The day after her arrival, Rousseff is due to take part in teh opening ceremony of the “Brazil-China High Level Dialogue in Science, technology and Innovation,” and will also meet that day with President Hu Jintao.

According to the spokesman, agreements are scheduled to be signed in the areas of science and technology, innovation, water resources and education.

On 13 April, the President of Brazil is scheduled to meet with China Prime minister, Wen Jiabao, and on that day will also travel to Sanya, where a summit meeting of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) is to be held. (macauhub)