Evaluating the market in Brazil

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Business environment in Brazil

Brazil, the largest economy in South America, has faced deterioration in its macroeconomic, investment and political environment, with high inflation, a depreciating currency and economic contraction. Despite this, Brazil features a diversified economy and export base, along with a strongly regulated banking system. Brazil offers many opportunities for Canadian companies in a number of sectors, however, expensive tax regimes, heavy bureaucracy and political uncertainty continues to present challenges for Canadian exporters. EDC serves Canadian companies in Brazil through our local representation in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
  • Agriculture 
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Forestry (Lumber, Pulp & Paper)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power

Here’s a helpful tip for doing business in Brazil

Avoid business trips to Brazil during their holidays, especially the popular Carnival (late January to early February) when many businesses are celebrating.

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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC