Despite its unique features and characteristics, exporting to Brazil involves the same basic procedures required to export to any other country:
- Market research to identify potential importers;
- Knowledge of existing business practices in the country;
- Understanding of the government procurement system, taking into account the public sector’s significant influence on internal demand;
- Identification and active use of trade promotion mechanisms, including trade fairs and missions;
- Identification and evaluation of the most effective distribution channels available;
- Basic understanding of trade logistics in the country;
- Knowledge of the procedures governing the relevant financial aspects of import transactions: payment form, currency, and financing mechanisms.
Trade Missions to Brazil
Brazilian Embassies and Consulates, as well as the various Chambers of Commerce and the Ministry of External Relations, supported by other State agencies and ministries, are available to public and private entities in countries wishing to organize trade missions to Brazil.
In general, the missions are organized and coordinated between related entities in Brazil and the country of origin, such as Chambers of Commerce and Industry Associations, with the support of the Brazilian Embassy and the respective country’s diplomatic representation in Brazil.
Annex II to this publication provides information on official agencies, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and other pertinent institutions in Brazil, as well as Brazilian Embassies and Consulates in South America.