Brazil is a major competitor to the United States in international sales of agricultural commodities such as soybeans, poultry, beef, corn and rice. But while Brazil and the United States compete in the global market, the two nations are also close collaborators in agricultural research and the advancement of science-based policies to govern international trade in food and agricultural products. The United States’ principal forum for bilateral agricultural discussion and cooperation with Brazil is the Consultative Committee on Agriculture (CCA).
In 2016, Brazil purchased nearly $1.4 billion in agricultural and related products from the United States. Top U.S. exports to Brazil last year included ethanol, wheat, prepared foods, and dairy products.