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SAO PAULO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Brazil must pick up the pace on negotiations over international trade deals, Presidential Chief of Staff Aloizio Mercadante said at a press conference on Wednesday.
According to International Monetary Fund data, Brazil is the most closed major economy in the Americas, with trade accounting for only about a quarter of gross domestic product. (Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Writing by Asher Levine; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)