Brazilian Agribusiness

9 November 2011


Investment and Trade Policies in the Brazilian Agribusiness Sector


The agribusiness sector in Brazil is booming and attracting investment from around the world. Brazilian trade policies and programs in agriculture  have improved  greatly  over the past decade.

Due to the existence of significant trade barriers and subsidies in developed countries, Brazil has adopted a more aggressive position on agriculture at the World Trade Organization (WTO), bringing three high-profile dispute cases against developed countries and taking a leadership role in ongoing trade negotiations by    forming a coalition of developing countries known as the G-20  

In the domestic arena, the most important legal development has been the recent adoption of regulations on the acquisition of rural land by foreign investors.

This workshop discussed the hot topics involving investment and trade in the Brazilian agribusiness sector:




Date:                      Wednesday, 9th November 2011, 8:30AM  

Co-organizers:    King & Spalding LLP

                                Barretto Ferreira, Kujawski e Brancher (BKBG)

Venue:                   King & Spalding LLP (125 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AR)





Registration & Breakfast



BNDES and the Agroindustry

Jaime Gornsztejn – Chairman of the Brazilian Chamber/ Head BNDES


‘Investment and Trade in the Brazilian agribusiness sector’

Ricardo Barretto Ferreira – BKBG

Carla Junqueira – BKBG


‘Trade negotiations and WTO dispute settlement cases involving agricultural products’

Bruce Wilson – King & Spalding LLP (former Director of Legal Affairs, WTO)





Closing Remarks