Trump's remarks came a day before the Fed was set to announce its next decision on interest rates.Politicsread more
The U.S. and China have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of one another's goods since the start of 2018.Traderead more
More and more American firms are calling for the Trump administration to resolve its conflict with China.World Economyread more
In a tweet, Trump said that he and Xi "had a very good telephone conversation," and that "our respective teams will begin talks prior to our meeting."Politicsread more
China is reducing support for its electric carmakers a move experts and industry insiders warn could lead to consolidation and waning investor appetite. But some of the...Technologyread more
Is your CEO on the list? Glassdoor has the results.Power Playersread more
Joseph Gaspar, the chief financial officer at Elbit Systems, said M&A among firms in the sector began to pick up pace in the 1980s and looks set to continue.Paris Air Showread more
Stocks in Asia rose on Wednesday following positive developments overnight on the U.S.-China trade front.Asia Marketsread more
The U.S. Department of Defense has hit back at Russian officials who have criticized a U.S. plan to deploy more troops to the Middle East.World Politicsread more
Signs of companies moving out of Hong Kong have emerged, members of the business community told CNBC following massive protests in the city. But one analyst said Hong Kong's...China Politicsread more
Sen. Josh Hawley, a well-known tech critic, introduced legislation on Wednesday that would remove the immunity big technology companies receive for user-posted content under...Technologyread more
plants@ (Adds quote, details)
BRASÍLIA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government will seek to introduce a self-monitoring system of food producers, a move to align the South American nation with the practices of other countries after a meat inspection scandal hurt key trade relationships, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said.
In an interview with Reuters on Friday, Dias said the government plans to send draft legislation on self-monitoring to Congress in the first half of this year. It would be introduced gradually across various agricultural products and eventually used for oversight of meatpackers.
She said the self-monitoring is widely used in developed countries like the United States and Europe.
"Why can't Brazil do self-monitoring in Brazil when Europe and the United States use it?" she said.
She said she could not give specifics on what oversight would remain in the hands of the government as it is still under discussion with companies in the food sector.
Deficiencies in Brazil's official controls revealed by a sprawling federal probe into the practices of certain food companies led commercial partners such as the European Union and Russia to ban certain Brazilian suppliers.
The probe, which kicked off in March 2017 and expanded a year later, has examined the relationship between food processors, Agriculture Ministry officials and laboratories with a mandate to certify the safety of meat sold domestically and in markets like China, Japan, the Middle East and Europe. (Reporting by Jake Spring and Anthony Boadle Writing by Ana Mano Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky and Chizu Nomiyama)