BRATECC | Number 12 - September 2020
Newsletter September 2020
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Featured Member: Centric Energy Solution
BRATECC would like to welcome our newest Corporate Member: Centric Energy Solution.

Centric provides specialized business development consulting services as well as innovative solutions for commercial representation to companies willing to operate in the Brazilian Energy Market.
As part of Centric's long term vision, ambition and goals, they are currently expanding their capabilities into the U.S market. Its differentiation is based on a client centric approach to analyze and tackle business opportunities in a most effective way, raising our clients and partners' best value proposition to market's end users. The company is also based on the personal core values of its own founders and associates such as ethics & integrity, commitment, excellence, respect to people and sustainability.
Monthly News
Brazil's Petrobras says to review Golar's participation in LNG terminal tender
"Brazilian oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA PETR4.SA said it will review liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Golar Power's participation in an ongoing tender to lease an import terminal of the super-chilled natural gas in Bahia state."

MCTI abre edital para projetos de Tecnologia Assistiva
"Cerca de R$ 40 milhões serão utilizados para financiar pesquisas para promover a inclusão, melhor qualidade de vida e dignidade de Pessoas com Deficiência"

The United States and Brazil Reaffirm Strong Ties and Shared Democratic Values
"The U.S.-Brazil bilateral trade relationship is valued at more than $100 billion, and the United States is Brazil’s largest trading partner in value-added goods. Fifty-five percent of Brazil’s exports to the United States are in value-added goods and services, which creates quality jobs in Brazil."

Brasil tem safra recorde de grãos com 257,8 milhões de toneladas
"A safra brasileira de grãos do período 2019/20 vai se encerrando com o registro histórico de 257,8 milhões de toneladas, segundo levantamento divulgado pela Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (Conab). Tendo à frente a soja, o milho e o algodão, esse volume é 4,5% ou 11 milhões de toneladas superior ao da safra passada."

U.S. Offshore Wind Industry To See Explosive Growth
"Offshore wind has the potential to become a major industry in the United States over the next decade, unlocking billions of U.S. dollars of investment and creating thousands of jobs."

Governo brasileiro felicita americano por vitória em eleição para presidência do BID
“Nota conjunta do Ministério da Economia e do Itamaraty destaca que haverá mais recursos para a recuperação econômica na região”

Gov. Abbott allows Texas restaurants, stores and other businesses to increase capacity
"Most of Texas are now able to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, including letting many businesses increase their capacity to 75%, which began on September 21, 2020."

Enauta confirma Décio Oddone como novo diretor-presidente
"Em comunicado enviado ao mercado, o Conselho de Administração da Enauta confirmou Décio Oddone como novo diretor-presidente da companhia, substituindo Lincoln Rumenos Guardado, que permanecerá como consultor da empresa até dezembro de 2020 para auxiliar na transição do cargo."

Amazon opens new center in Brazil to meet ‘extraordinary growth’
“US-based e-commerce giant Amazon has opened a fifth distribution center in Brazil to help address the “extraordinary growth” seen in the country, Amazon Brazil head Alex Szapiro announced."

United Airlines Becomes First U.S. Carrier to Make COVID-19 Tests Available to Customers
United Airlines today became the first U.S. airline to launch a COVID-19 pilot testing program for travelers that could make it easier for them to manage quarantine requirements and entry conditions of popular destinations around the world."

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