BRATECC | Number 14 - November 2020
Newsletter November 2020
Upcoming Virtual Event | BRATECC 2020 Annual
Membership Meeting (Members Only) - December 8, 2020
Dear BRATECC Members:

We are delighted to invite you to attend our BRATECC 2020 Annual Membership Meeting!

We at BRATECC care for the health and safety of our Members, so please join us on Tuesday, December 8th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CDT), for a 100% virtual event, when we will share an agenda to inform you of the Chamber's affairs, including how we have been asserting our role as the premier business relations promoter between Brazil and Texas, and how we'll continue to improve and expand during these exceptional times of the pandemic.

Also, you will get to know and welcome our newly elected Directors of the Board, who will contribute with new ideas and add great value to BRATECC.
Ulisses Sperandio, President
Cid Silveira, Executive Director
Leonardo Molinari, Treasurer
Helder Waiandt, Chairperson, Events Committee
Raul Vieira, Chairperson, Strategic Planning Committee
Paula Galhardo, Director
John Moseley, Chairperson, Membership Committee
We want to hear from you, so we encourage you, as a member, to participate in the Q&A session at the end of the presentations. Your engagement with questions and suggestions is more than welcome and vital to continue building a strong Chamber.

Event access details will be provided prior to December 8th. 
Not a member yet? No problem! You can fill out our application form and become a member now!
The Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce welcomes incoming Chair of the Membership Committee, John Moseley,
Port Houston’s Chief Commercial Officer.
John Moseley is responsible for Port Houston’s growth strategy and execution. Areas of responsibility at the port authority include real estate, trade development, economic development, marketing/external communications, and the administration of Harris County’s Foreign Trade Zone.

John Moseley has been a valued member of BRATECC’s board of directors since 2019. We are thrilled to have someone with his experience to lead BRATECC's Membership Committee. Please join us in welcoming John Moseley as BRATECC's newest Membership Committee Chair, as we look forward to all our projects and initiatives for 2021.
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Featured Member: Mattos Filho Law Firm
Mattos Filho is a full-service law firm structured to provide clients with top-notch services in various legal areas in a coordinated and integrated manner. With offices in São Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, New York, and London, Mattos Filho is a reference in more than 30 legal practice areas, all of which are positioned as a high benchmark for the market.
In addition, the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize our Contributing Member, Mattos Filho, and its representative in our chamber, Amadeu Ribeiro, for being selected by Global Restructuring Review, for the third time, among the top 100 firms in the world in the restructuring and insolvency area.
Monthly News
United Begins Flying Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine
"United Airlines Holdings Inc. on Friday began operating charter flights to position doses of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for quick distribution if the shots are approved by regulators"

Mattos Filho is Selected among the 100 Best Law Firms in the World in the Area of Restructuring and Insolvency
"For the third time, the Global Restructuring Review guide selected Mattos Filho among the 100 most qualified firms in the world to participate in cross-border restructuring and insolvency cases."

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s to Cover 100 Percent Of Covid-19 Healthcare Costs for Workforce
“As part of their commitment to team member health and safety, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s today announced an enhancement to the company’s health plan to cover 100% of costs associated with COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.”

Analistas estimam que o preço do petróleo deve superar US$ 50 apenas ao final de 2021
"O preço do barril de petróleo deve voltar a superar a marca dos US$ 50 apenas ao término de 2021, afirmaram analistas durante evento on- line sobre commodities, promovido pelo jornal “Financial Times” na manhã desta terça -feira. Especialistas da WoodMackenzie, Andurand Capital, e Trafigura projetam que, até o final do próximo ano, a demanda global de petróleo esteja perto dos 100 mil barris por dia - em cenário com a existência de vacina contra covid-19."

U.S. Considers Reopening Borders for Travelers from Brazil
"The United States is considering lifting entry restrictions for non-U.S. travelers recently passing through Brazil or 31 European countries, Reuters reported on Wednesday, November 25th, quoting five Washington and U.S. airline industry officials."

Número de novos brasileiros com Green Card nos EUA Bate recorde
“O número de brasileiros obtendo o chamado green card nos Estados Unidos tem batido recorde, mostram dados do governo americano.Em 2019, o número de autorizações para brasileiros foi de quase 20.000, 29% acima de 2018, o ano com mais vistos do tipo até aqui. No acumulado entre 2011 e 2019, foram mais de 120.000 vistos do tipo."

The Port of Houston is officially the number 1 port in waterborne tonnage in the nation
“The Port of Houston is officially the number 1 port in waterborne tonnage in the nation, according to newly released government statistics. It also ranks number 1 in foreign waterborne tonnage and vessel transits."

Comunicação eficaz evita conflitos, diz presidente de tribunal da ONU
“A juíza Martha Halfeld de Mendonça Schmidt, que é integrante do Tribunal de Apelações da ONU (Unat – The United Nations Appeals Tribunal); foi escolhida, por unanimidade, para ser a presidente do órgão a partir de 1º de janeiro de 2021.”

U.S. Embassy and +Unidos open registration for program aimed at female entrepreneurship
“The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil, in partnership with the Grupo +Unidos, launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). Aimed at women entrepreneurs seeking opportunities to expand their business, the initiative will be available in the Federal District and in the metropolitan regions of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro."

Brazil launches network on Artificial Intelligence applied to the auto industry and agribusiness sectors
"Described as the largest in the country, the network is the result of the cooperation between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI) and the Brazilian Industrial Research and Innovation Company (EMBRAPII)."

Lemann investe para colocar Brasil no mapa da vacina
"O homem mais rico do Brasil, Jorge Paulo Lemann, está usando sua fortuna pessoal para financiar testes da vacina contra covid-19 da AstraZeneca no Brasil."

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