Missouri inks trade agreement with Brazilian state

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says his administration has signed a trade agreement with the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Nixon told reporters in a conference call from Brazil on Monday that the agreement calls for the two states to identify new opportunities to expand exports and to share best practices in education, science, technology and public safety. But Nixon says the agreement does not include a pledge by the Brazilian state to import a specific dollar amount of Missouri-made products.