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2 other Miss. trade missions scheduled

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will lead a trade delegation to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from Sept. 9-13.

Mississippi Development Authority is sponsoring at least two other trade trips between July and October. Bryant is not scheduled to go on the other two trips.

The MDA says the trip to Brazil and a second trip to Chile on Sept. 5-7 will bring Mississippi companies that want to expand trade and create new business relationships with contact with South American markets.

MDA officials say they will match the Mississippi companies with interested Brazilian business representatives.

The MDA also will lead a trade group to the 6th Annual Southeastern U.S. - Canada Provinces Alliance Conference and Trade Mission in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 14-16.