South African trade mission to Brazil

The South African delegation on a trade mission to Brazil was receptioned in the city of Curitiba this past week by the local trade association (ACP) in partnership with the Federation of Industries in the State of Paraná (FIEP). The mission received the support of the consulate general of South Africa in São Paulo and …

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Economic rise of Brazil and segmentation of investment opportunities

Brazil has lived a unique economic situation in the past decades, after an economic boom at the end of the sixties and beginning of seventies (known as the economic miracle), when the country passed from an agricultural based economy to an industrial based economy. Such transformation and growth came with high inflation rates, and after …

Mercosur FTA negotiations: European Union and Canada

The Brazilian Federal Secretariat for International Trade launched a national public call on the negotiations for Free Trade Agreements between Mercosur and the European Union and Canada. According to Tatiana Prazeres, the head Secretary of SECEX since January of 2011, the prompt actions of consulting the private sector for opinion position update in the subject …

Financing instruments for ventures in Brazil

The Brazilian National Social and Economic Development Bank (BNDES) is the main federal institution providing financing solutions for long term investment projects in all sectors of the economy, acquisition of industrial machinery and equipments, exports of national goods and services, and capital structuring for private enterprises. As part of its 2009-2014 Plan, BNDES promotes strong …