BRASILIA/NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The United States
will expand a quota for Brazilian sugar to be imported at a
lower tax rate by 80,000 tonnes, in exchange for South America's
largest country opening to more U.S. ethanol, Brazil's President
Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative did not respond
to a request for comment.
Bolsonaro's remark on Twitter comes after Brazil on Sept. 11
said it would extend a tariff-free quota for U.S. ethanol by
"The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) said today... that
Brazil would receive an additional quota of 80,000 tonnes of
sugar in the American market," Bolsonaro said.
"It is the first result of recently opened Brazil-US talks
regarding the sugar and ethanol sectors."
The post said the quota would increase to 310,000 tonnes
from 230,000 tonnes previously.
(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu in Brasilia and Marcelo
Teixeira in New York; writing by Jake Spring; Editing by Dan