Brazil Market Entry Guide - September 2014

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Brazil has grown in economic and political importance over the last ten years, and has become an essential part of any multinational’s growth plans as well as an increasingly lucrative market for many smaller companies. This guide aims to demystify the process of doing business in Brazil, by providing a simple overview into those areas we are most commonly asked about by foreign companies either considering entering the Brazilian market for the first time or wishing to expand their Brazilian operations. In addition to a comparative summary of market entry options, the guide provides insight on the following areas:

  • Restrictions on foreign investment
  • Legal system
  • Tax
  • Administrators of Brazilian private limited companies
  • Shareholder liability
  • Employment law
  • Visas
  • Registration with the Regional Council of Engineering and Architecture (CREA)
  • Compliance
  • Intellectual property
  • Cultural aspects of doing business in Brazil