This document focuses on agency and distribution agreements in Brazil in the context of the Civil Code. It lists the particulars of these types of agreements and details how they are handled in the Brazilian court system. Prepared by: Bichara, Barata & Costa Advogados.gE Module: Doing Business in Brazil
The module on Brazil provides one with information on: the enormous potential for doing business here; cultural practices; tips, tools, and information about typical practices in daily business; the state of logistics and transportation; current political and social issues facing the country; and important business factors that directly affect costs of doing business, including the labor force and taxes. Included is also a case study on the Amazon rainforest.globalEDGE Business Review: The BRIC Countries
Executive Briefing: Brazil, Russia, India, and China form the so-called BRIC countries. This article summarizes the basics of the BRIC countries, including: the impact on the BRIC’s by the world economy, organizing by the BRIC countries, economic and population changes in the BRIC countries, key strengths and weaknesses of the BRIC countries, and key issues for countries and firms to consider when doing business with the BRIC countries. Opens in PDF format.
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The Directory of Brazilian Exporters was created by the Foreign Trade Operations Department and the Secretariat of Foreign Trade. The directory provides information on more than 10,000 companies with company names, products of each company, and the total value of exports.
Developed by NEI Brazil, the Industrial Product and Suppliers Guide offers a directory including suppliers of various products and services. Users are able to search by product or service, company name, or choose from a list of industry-specific categories. The site also includes numerous industry events as well as a directory of top five suppliers for each particular product. Free registration is required to access the full website. Available only in Portuguese.
Brazilian Journal features a wide variety of news including economic and business news. Users can search for articles through the search bar on the top right. Website is only available in Portuguese.
Regulatory Agency Sites
Home of the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry, and Foreign Trade, this is a comprehensive resource for Brazilian trade. The site contains information about trade barriers, imports, and exports all dealing with Brazil. Site is only available in Portuguese.
The National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) regulates telecommunications, post, and broadcasting in Brazil. ANATEL promotes fair competition in the industry while also promoting the innovation of equipment. ANATEL also monitors the radio frequency, implements legislation & standards, and arbitrates disputes among consumers and operators. Site is only available in Portuguese.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) is charged with maintaining a fair and equitable Financial Services Industry through policy development and regulation. This site contains information on the CVM, recent news, and important links.
The Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the Healthcare Industry within Brazil. The site contains news, education, and knowledge resources sorted by sector.
The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) is responsible for formulating and coordinating the Brazilian space policy. AEB promotes the autonomy and development of the space industry. Site is only available in Portuguese.
The Brazilian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) is an organization designed to promote business activities between the countries of Brazil and Norway. A calendar containing information about future BNCC events is provided as well as news regarding Brazil and Norway.
The Brazil Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum, provides a comprehensive overview of the country’s latest reported competitiveness landscape, highlighting strengths and problematic areas. The publication explores issues such as infrastructure, public institutions, environmental sustainability, business sophistication, foreign direct investment, and innovations in the agribusiness sector.
B2Brazil is a B2B marketplace for promoting trade and transactions with Brazil. B2Brazil provides a searchable online directory of Brazil companies, products and services, plus online resources and tools to help users to conduct business with Brazil.
The National Confederation of Industry (CNI), along with the Export and Investment Promotion (APEX), developed the Brazilian Network of International Business Centers. The site provides background information about Brazil and reports on the economy as well as on investment. The investment report is available in PDF.
The Emerging Market Global Players (EMGP) project, a collaborative effort led by the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, ranks multinational enterprises in emerging markets according to the level of foreign assets held. Reports are listed by country and can be downloaded in PDF.
This publication of Enterprise Ireland, Doing Business In Brazil, provides information on investment climate, company structures, imports and exports, taxation, real estate, free zones, and much more in Brazil. Opens in PDF format.
EBANX is a online payment provider that allows international merchants to collect payments from Brazilian consumers. The company provides over 200 merchants from over 50 countries with local payment solutions. The EBANX site is divided into sections that contain key company facts and statistics, information for users and merchants, and customer support.
The Embassy of Brazil in London provides information on the evolving Brazilian economy and trade policies as well as in-depth travel, trade, foreign policy, and culture information.
The Washington, D.C. Brazilian embassy provides a wealth of information on Brazil including economic and political background, trade statistics, investment policies, export databases, newsletters, and foreign policy issues.
The module on Brazil provides one with information on: the enormous potential for doing business here; cultural practices; tips, tools, and information about typical practices in daily business; the state of logistics and transportation; current political and social issues facing the country; and important business factors that directly affect costs of doing business, including the labor force and taxes. Included is also a case study on the Amazon rainforest.
This is the official website of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It provides information on many subjects related to Brazil's foreign policy, such as bilateral relations, Mercosur, and international relations. There is also information about Brazil's economy and its industries, culture, social policy, and environment.
The Brazilian Mercosur site is administered by the Department of Mercosur (DMSUL) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This site gathers information about the process of regional integration in Mercosur, informative texts about some of the main topics on the agenda of Mercosur as well as a collection of updated rules. Attached are the Treaty of Asuncion and Mercosur Business Forum documents. Only available in Portuguese.