Brazil AG Minister Opposes Proposed Farm Export Tax

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 23, 2016

Blairo Maggi (Photo: Agência Senado)

Blairo Maggi (Photo: Agência Senado)

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Thursday before the Senate's Agriculture Committee that he would oppose a government proposal to tax farm exports as a way to cover a growing deficit in the country's social security program.
 
The president's Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha told the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper published on Thursday the tax was part of a proposal to reform Brazil's social security program.

(Reporting by Leonardo Goy; Writing by Reese Ewing)
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