Elections and impasse between the United States and China: understand the impacts on Brazilian agriculture
During this Saturday's Hora H do Agro, 6th, topics such as Plano Safra 22/23, meat market and digital technology were addressed
By Kellen Severo 06/08/2022 13:42 - Updated 07/08/2022 13:08
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Machine harvests corn on a plantation in Mato Grosso
Agribusiness also suffers from the impacts of the erosion of this relationship between Chinese and Americans, because China is Brazil's main trading partner and the United States its main competitor.
China suspended talks on various topics with the United States after the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. Beijing considered the representative's departure an affront. The fact stirred the dynamics between the countries, considered the most powerful in the world. The matter was debated by specialists this Saturday, 6, in the Hora H do Agro Program. “China is Taiwan's biggest trading partner and it has already restricted trade with that country. Furthermore, in terms of the economy, Chinese military exercises around the island could have a lockdown effect, which could further disrupt supply chains that are already strained by Covid-19 and the war between Russia and Ukraine.” explains the professor of international relations at FESPSP Bernardo Wahl. The expert also points out that the midterm elections in the US and the Communist Party congress, which generate the need for a show of force by Xi Jinping, are important factors for the intensification of the clash between nations.
Agribusiness also suffers from the impacts of the erosion of this relationship between Chinese and Americans. This is because China is Brazil's main trading partner and the United States is our main competitor. The president of the Brazilian Agribusiness Association (Abag), Caio Carvalho, believes that Brazil is in a position to maintain dialogue with the two countries and eventually increase exports to China if any type of sanction aimed at the Americans occurs. “We will probably be called upon to suddenly increase exports to China as a kind of retaliation against the United States. We will have to keep our heads in place, balance, to be able to stay equidistant from this problem (…) I believe that Brazil continues to be more competitive and someone desired by both sides.” Also in this edition, the program Hora H do Agro debated the beginning of the movement for the elections, in October of this year. This week, the deadline for party conventions to establish all candidates, as well as vice and alternates, ended. The journalist and commentator of Jovem Pan Cristina Graeml pointed out that the 2022 election will be the fiercest of all time in Brazil and says that there is great persecution over one of the candidates.