BRATECC | Number 25 - October 2021
October 2021 Newsletter
2nd Edition
Celebrating BRATECC’s 20th Anniversary
This past September 24, 2021, the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce (BRATECC) marked the 20th anniversary of its founding. As enshrined in our articles of incorporation, the organization remains focused on promoting commercial trade and investment between Brazil and Texas through conferences, seminars, meetings, publications and other educational and social activities, as well as ongoing communications. Twenty years later, the Chamber has stayed faithful to its mission and continues to share information on trade and investment opportunities, managerial and technical expertise, and economic and social growth in Brazil and Texas.

Our efforts have earned the recognition of governmental entities and private companies alike in both countries, which we support through professional relationships. We are committed to strengthening ties between Texas and Brazil by creating an environment that connects individuals, organizations and government officials who jointly promote investment through shared knowledge, information and practices. Over the past twenty years, we have recruited and maintained as members international powerhouses such as United Airlines, Chevron, Sapura, Schlumberger, OceanPact, BP, FTI Consulting, ExxonMobil, Rice University, Bradesco, Port Houston and Petrobras, among others. We also welcome small- to medium-sized businesses and regularly make internal adjustments to meet all members’ needs.

We take this opportunity to thank all members who have joined with us and supported our organization since its inception. In our efforts to foster ties of business and friendship, our journey has just begun. Até logo (See you soon)!

Ulisses Sperandio
BRATECC ‘s President
Upcoming In-Person Event
BRATECC Fall Business Mixer
"Honoring Amb. Maria Izabel Vieira"

Date: Thursday, Nov 18th | Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm (CST)
Join us on welcoming Amb. Maria Izabel Vieira to Texas and enjoy an evening of drinks and Brazilian specialties at our Fall networking event!
Member: $30 | Non-Member: $60

Not a member yet? No problem! You can fill out our application form and become a member now!
Upcoming Webinar
Offshore Windpower Opportunities in Brazil
From International Established Markets to the Brazilian New Market

Date: Thursday, Nov 11th | Time: 9:00am (CST)
Join us to learn more about the status of Offshore Windpower internationally and the rising market opportunities in Brazil.
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BRATECC members enjoy 15% OFF
on main dining meals at Fogo de Chão
BRATECC Members are invited to enjoy an exclusive discount of 15% OFF on main dining meals at Restaurant, Fogo de Chão.

Call Keith Nadal – Fogo’s Sales Manager Houston - and make your next Fogo de Chão reservation. Don’t forget to mention you are a proud BRATECC Member.
Call 713.413.7333 |
Featured Member: ExxonMobil
BRATECC’s newest Contributing member and long-time member of the Chamber, ExxonMobil, is one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products. An industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and chemical manufacturing businesses, ExxonMobil operates facilities or market products in most of the world’s countries, explore for oil and natural gas on six continents, and research and develop next-generation technologies to help meet the dual challenge of fueling global economies while addressing the risks of climate change. Also, ExxonMobil was the first oil and gas company to set up operations in Brazil – They arrived in the country on January 17, 1912, under the name of Standard Oil Company of Brazil, and since then they have kept uninterrupted activities in the country and in recent years, they had active participation in bid rounds conducted by the National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (ANP), acquiring exploratory blocks in deep water. Currently, they are the largest area holders among international operators in Brazil, with more than 10,000 and participation in 28 blocks in the Campos, Santos, and Sergipe-Alagoas basins. ExxonMobil operates 17 of these assets.
New Members
Welcome to BRATECC!
Renewed Members
Thank for your continuing support to our Chamber!
Monthly News
United continues to expand your travel options from the USA to Brazil
Our longtime Trustee member, United Airlines, has made official the return of the Non-stop flight Houston-Rio starting in November 2021 with three weekly frequencies. United continues to expand your travel options from the USA to Brazil!

Chevron commits to net zero operational emissions by 2050
"Chevron Corp (CVX.N) set a target to cut operational emissions to net zero by 2050, joining a list of energy companies taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint."

Com investimento previsto de quase R$ 140 milhões, terminais portuários vão à leilão em novembro
"Editais de licitação de quatro terminais portuários, nos portos de Porto Alegre (RS), Cabedelo (PB), Imbituba (SC) e Itaguaí (RJ), foram publicados no Diário Oficial da União (DOU). Juntas, essas áreas devem receber investimentos de R$ 138 milhões. A escolha das empresas vencedoras será em 19 de novembro, na B3, em São Paulo."

Alyssa Chouest Crew Successfully Concludes Audit
"The ALYSSA CHOUEST crew recently concluded their annual ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) audits with great success! The crew received no recommendations, observations or deficiencies of any kind, all while working with the Navy to prepare for a mission the following week."

The United States and the State of Bahia Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation
"The signing reflects the intent of both parties to expand joint cooperation in areas such as health, education, public security, and environment. The U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro will represent the U.S. government in providing continuity to the implementation efforts."

Brasil ajudará países vizinhos após concluir vacinação, diz Guedes
“De acordo com o ministro da Economia a medida é necessária para reduzir a desigualdade na recuperação econômica no pós-pandemia”

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