CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Participation in Shanghai Expo boosts Brazil's image

12-15-2010 14:05 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

BRASILIA, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai Expo boosted Brazil's image in China and would certainly bear fruit for trade between the two countries, a Brazilian trade official said Monday.

"The Shanghai Expo is not meant for participants to do business, but to do presentations, therefore we know that Brazil managed to present an impressive image in China and I am sure it will produce increasing results concerning trade," Alessandro Teixeira, president of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, told a press conference.

He said 2.6 million people visited Brazil's pavilion at the Shanghai Expo, to which the Brazilian government sent 300 representatives from 20 states.

However, Teixeira said that, besides participation in international fairs, Brazil was diversifying its presence abroad.

In 2010, 140 Brazilian enterprises, 302 foreign companies and 22 sectoral entities joined the promotional events at Formula Indy races, which resulted in business amounting to 589 million U.S. dollars.

Teixeira said Brazilian exports had returned to the level of 2008, after a drop last year due to the global financial crisis.

From January to October, exports from Brazil totaled 31.24 billion dollars, compared to 31.73 billion dollars in 2008.

He said the South American country could reach 198 billion dollars in exports next year, but it still had to face challenges concerning exchange rates and competitiveness in the manufacturing sector.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program