To the front of these organizations they are the Nafta (North American Agreement of Free Commerce) under the leadership of the United States and involving Canada and Mexico, the UE (European Unio), having stronger the German economy as, and Been minimum, redirecting its performance and size, with privatizations. The rice, typical food of the national culinria, consumed popularly for the Brazilian people, is basically of Uruguayan origin Argentine. The survey of the production, importation and price of the rice from the harvests of 1995/96 up to 2000/2001 of the Ministry of Agriculture points that in the period of March of 1999 the February of 2000 Argentina and Uruguay> they had exported to Brazil 92% of our importation, while remains 8% had been in charge of U.S.A. (5%) and Vietnam (3%). The imported total, between rice with and without rind, esbramato, benefited and broken totalized 890,779 tons. How much to the price, during year 2000, in January, the producer received for bag from 50Kg, R$ 13,77, in February R$ 13,10, March R$ 12,26, April R$ 11,67 and May R$ 11,20. However the bag of 50 kg cost to this producing R$ 13,43.
the imported product arrived at the Rio Grande Do Sul 12,75 R$ 11,50.Em 1998, the Senator of the Rio Grande Do Sul, Peter solidary Simon with the Brazilian rice dealers who, to one week of the beginning of the plantation, still faced difficulties to obtain agricultural credit, suspended the importations of the product for considering a nonsense that Brazil continued importing rice, when the state of the Rio Grande Do Sul produces according to senator gaucho, a grain of so good quality, complained the parliamentarian. As Simon, in its uprising of 18/06/1998, Brazil imports rice subsidized and me the quality while the farming of rice in its state is one of most modern existing. After two years, in year the 2000 minister Pablo Coast Milk of the Superior Court of Justice annulled to the validity of the threshold of the Senator gaucho, Peter Simon (PMDB-RS) that in 1998 he forbade to the importation it supreme Argentine and Uruguayan.