BRATECC | Number 16 - January 2021
Newsletter January 2021
Upcoming Webinar |
"Brazil-U.S. Relations: Perspectives for 2021
Under the New American Administration"
Date: February 24th | Time: 10am (CST) - 11am (EST) - 13h (GMT-3)

Keynote Speaker:
Amb. Nestor Forster, Jr.,
Ambassador of Brazil to the U.S.

Opening Remarks:
Ruth R. Hughs,
Texas Secretary of State.

Amb. José Borges dos Santos Júnior, Consul General of Brazil - Houston, Texas.

Moderator:
Ulisses Sperandio, President of the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce
About:
Ambassador of Brazil to the U.S., Nestor Forster, Jr., speaks about the long time strong and friendly relations between both nations and listens to the expectations of the business community for 2021.

Seize the opportunity to ask Ambassador Nestor Forster Jr. your questions. Send your questions* to our email, and we will do our best to have all of them answered by the Ambassador at the webinar.

*This is a "Members only" opportunity.
Upcoming Webinar |
Breaking Down The New Brazilian REPETRO:
Recent Tax Reliefs, Impacts on Business Structures and Planning
Date: March 10th | Time: 9 am (CST) - 12 h (GMT-3)
Discussion Panel
Moderator
Helder Waiandt, Board Director at Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce
 
Speakers
Bruno Affonso Ferreira, Tax Partner at MAFB Advogados
Júlia Mota, Partner at Mota Advogados
Guilherme Castro, Custom and Logistics Manager at Grupo Nicomex
Rita Zanforlin, Partner at Mota Advogados
About:
In this event our speakers will present:
(i) major and most important news about the new Repetro (special Tax framework for the Brazilian O&G sector);
(ii) relevant tax opportunities for temporary and permanent imports and local business and;
iii) available contractual structures for the industry.
 
It will be of benefit to those seeking an update on recent changes in the corporate, tax, and customs laws and regulations impacting the Brazilian oil and gas sector, with a focus on the Repetro regime.
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Featured Member: Mayer Brown
Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm, uniquely positioned to advise the world's leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across five continents, Mayer Brown is recognized by organizations worldwide as a leading authority in a variety of areas. With over 1,600 lawyers worldwide, It is the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world's three largest financial centers — New York, London and Hong Kong — the backbone of the global economy. In terms of Brazil, Mayer Brown´s fully integrated practice, operating under the name Tauil & Chequer, is a full-service law firm with approximately 160 lawyers located in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Brasilia and Victoria.
Please note that Norman Nadorff, Counsel to Mayer Brown and member of the BRATECC Board, will be a featured speaker on the topic “When the Going Gets Tough the Tough get Going: Brazil Oil & Gas Thrives Despite the Pandemic” for a University of Houston Law Center oil and gas industry event scheduled for March 26. Registration is free to the public at the following link. The presentation is based on Norman´s recent article by the same name available at the link below.
Monthly News
Texas expected to lead states in solar installations in 2021
"WASHINGTON - Solar panel installations are expected to hit a record high in the United States this year, with Texas expected to see almost 30 percent of new solar farm construction, more than any other state, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday."

Altec fecha contratos com Petrobras para entrega de equipamentos para refinarias
“A distribuidora da materiais elétricos e eletrônicos Altec Inc. Industrial fechou dois contratos com a Petrobras, no valor total de R$ 4 milhões, para a entrega de equipamentos para as refinarias da petroleira."

VSAT installed on harsh environment offshore drilling rigs
BRATECC's Member Nearshorenetworks (NSN) - Bob Miltenberger, has secured a multi-year contract from a leading jack-up and semi-submersible rig operator for a fully managed VSAT service.

Mayor Turner Gets a COVID-19 Vaccine Shot in the Arm and Encourages All Houstonians to Protect Their Health
“Leading by example to encourage Houstonians to protect their health during the global pandemic, Mayor Sylvester Turner (Mayor Sylvester Turner) up his sleeve to get a Moderna, Inc. COVID-19 vaccination Monday afternoon."

Estudante de Brasília consegue bolsa de estudos integral na Universidade de Harvard, nos EUA
“O jovem morador do Distrito Federal Eduardo Vasconcelos Goyanna Filho, de 18 anos, é um dos três brasileiros selecionados para estudar, ainda em 2021, na Universidade de Harvard (Harvard University), nos Estados Unidos, uma das melhores universidades do mundo. Além da aprovação na instituição, ele conseguiu uma bolsa integral que vai custear o estudo fora do Brasil."

Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease
"The Federal Government must act swiftly and aggressively to combat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States continues to pose a grave threat to our health and security."

Software terapêutico que ajuda no tratamento do autismo é apresentado no MCTI
“A startup que criou um premiado aplicativo voltado a pessoas com autismo realizou nesta terça-feira (19) uma apresentação de sua plataforma no Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (MCTI)."

Joseph R. Biden is Inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States
"Brasilia, January 20, 2021: The Embassy and Consulates of the United States in Brazil are pleased to announce today’s inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States and Kamala Harris as Vice President, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and laws."

FINEP/MCTI divulga resultado da chamada pública de Materiais Avançados
“A Finep, empresa pública do Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (MCTI) publicou o resultado final da Chamada Pública de Subvenção Econômica à Inovação - 05/2020 em Materiais Avançados, uma parceria do MCTI, por meio da Secretaria de Empreendedorismo e Inovação (SEMPI), e a FINEP com o objetivo de fomentar o desenvolvimento de projetos na área de Materiais Avançados."

Squire Patton Boggs Continues Expansion of Commodities and Shipping Capabilities with Financial Services Hires
“Squire Patton Boggs continued the expansion of its commodities and shipping capabilities with the addition of partner Kate Sherrard into its Financial Services Practice."

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