The Brazilian government has launched its new "Mining and Development Program", featuring a range of changes for the sector. Much of the focus is on opening up the country for more geological research and reducing bureaucracy, which will be welcome news for the many Australian miners working in Brazil. Read more about the launch (in Portuguese) HERE, while the launch presentation is HERE.
"Brazil’s Fiocruz and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, in Australia, will begin testing the BCG vaccine (normally used to prevent tuberculosis) on healthcare professionals, to verify the protection of the immunizer against COVID-19 as well." Read the full article HERE / Source: The Pharma Letter
"JBS has developed similar tracing programs that provide data on its meat supply chain for subsidiaries outside of Brazil. Last November, the company’s Australia branch created a “from paddock to plate” system together with a Sydney-based startup called Lumachain." Read the full article HERE / Source: Coin Telegraph
The specialized, research-driven pharmaceutical-quality cannabis extraction, distillation and derivative products business has announced it will supply premium, GMP-certified formulated cannabis oil to XLR8 BRAZIL, a Rio de Janeiro based value-added distributor serving Brazil, Latin America’s largest medical cannabis market.
MediPharm Labs has completed commercial exports to Australia and has fully commercialized its Australian extraction facility, with MediPharm Labs Australia established in 2017.
Read more HERE
The ABCC is assisting with the promotion of this new report by the Consulate’s SECOM (Commercial Promotion and Investment) division. The research includes valuable insight and information for Brazilian exporters and Australian importers alike, as well as a general snapshot of this important market for trade between the two countries. View the report HERE
The Australia Brazil Chamber of Commerce events committee has been busy organising new networking and webinar events as part of a renewed offering of membership benefits. Visit the ABCC Events page for more details and to register your attendance.
"Overall, offshore student visa applications in 2019-20 fell to 192,723 compared to 289,691 in 2018-19 — down over 33%. The major source country declines were China, down 20%; India, down 46.7%; Nepal, down 60.7%; and Brazil, down 34.2%." Read the full article HERE / Source: Independent Australia
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