The U.S. and Brazil are set to sign extensive science accords when President Obama visits Latin America next month. The science and technology agreements will help Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, improve its global industrial competitiveness and provide the U.S. with more cooperation on the issue of biofuels.
With the science accords Brazil is seeking to obtain technology in the areas of biotechnology and space research. The President is expected to meet with his counter part President Dilma Rousseff on March 19 and 20 to sign the science accords and discuss their countries relationship.
The science accords as well as the visit are met to enhance the relationship the two countries have and keep Brazil’s growing friendship with China in check. What is not on the table is the elimination of import tariffs on Brazilian ethanol, which is in place to protect American farmers.