FOREIGN TRADE CURRENTS
FOREIGN TRADE CURRENTS
The state of Minas Gerais is extremely important in the international relations scenario due to the large flow of foreign human capital. Usually concentrated in sectors such as agribusiness, steel and mining, these resources have brought several foreign representations to the state.
These international bodies offer strategic services such as legal guidelines for the constitution of entities in Brazil or in the countries they represent. They also work to promote business and cultural events and meetings.
According to the Association of Members of the Consular Body in the State of Minas Gerais (AMCC-MG), there are 40 countries with consular representation in the state, whether honorary or diplomatic consulates. These consulates work to bring Minas Gerais and its representatives closer together, formulating commercial, cultural, artistic policies and providing assistance in obtaining visas and other pertinent guidelines for Brazilian and foreign citizens in Minas Gerais.
The countries with consular representation in Minas Gerais are:
Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Denmark, Ecuador, Slovakia, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Guatemala, Netherlands, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon , Luxembourg, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Syria, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey and Uruguay.
To learn more about the Consulates and their contacts, visit: http://www.corpoconsular.com.br/novo/
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
The Chambers of Commerce present in Minas Gerais provide relevant services to their associates, creating a favorable environment for local companies as well as companies in their respective countries to conduct business.
They support companies in prospecting business, in the safe identification of partners, in supporting foreign trade. They promote relevant institutional actions and integration between cultures, among other outstanding actions:
AMCHAM – AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN BRAZIL – BELO HORIZONTE
AMCHAM has a staff of 5,000 member companies with more than 40 different nationalities. It works in the integration of Brazilian and international companies and seeks to be a content provider, facilitator of business relations, working as a bridge for the relationship of its partners with the government and other institutions.
For more information visit: https://www.amcham.com.br/
BELGALUX – BELGIAN-LUXEMBOURGISH-BRAZILIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Non-profit association that has been operating in Brazil since 1938, promoting and stimulating commercial, economic, and cultural relations between Brazil, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Belgalux is an active platform for networking, business promotion and careers among its members, which can be individuals, companies, and institutions.
The services range from basic legal guidelines for setting up companies in Brazil, Belgium and Luxembourg to the promotion of events, business meetings and the organization of stands at trade fairs in the three countries.
For more information visit: http://belgalux.com.br/
BRITCHAM – BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL
With over 100 years of experience in Brazil, BRITCHAM is the only chamber of commerce recognized by the governments of Brazil and the United Kingdom. It seeks to increase relations between countries, promoting debates on the business environment and acting in the development of opportunities for the British and Brazilian business communities. Its mission is to be a reference for the UK / Brazil business community, providing an environment for increasing relationships, bilateral trade, investment, and services.
For more information visit: https://britcham.com.br/
FRANCE BRAZIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Founded in 1900, the Chamber brings together more than 770 members and works to promote the development of economic, financial, commercial, industrial, scientific, and cultural relations between France and Brazil. The chamber has several regional units, including that of Minas Gerais. Its function is to promote events that provide associates with the development of their network of contacts, access to high-level information that helps in professional and personal performance.
Any member can also count on the benefit of “Les Privilèges”, a card that offers special conditions in several services throughout Brazil and in countries where there is a French Chamber.
For more information visit: https://www.ccfb.com.br/regional/minas-gerais/
NBSO BRASIL – NETHERLANDS BUSINESS SUPPORT OFFICE
The Dutch Business Support Offices – NBSO’s form a network of 22 offices in 9 different countries, which are focused on helping Dutch companies with their international activities. The office is headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais and has a representation in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul.
Its function is to inform Dutch entrepreneurs about how to do business in Brazil, providing privileged information about the possibilities of business and investments in Brazil, mainly in the headquarters of their offices. It helps Dutch companies and entrepreneurs to find a business partner in Brazil, provides tailored information and provides specific market knowledge, for example, on laws and taxes, always on demand.
For more information visit: https://nbso-brazil.com.br/
CCIB – INDIA-BRAZIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Founded in 2003, the India-Brazil Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that works to promote commercial and cultural relations between Brazil and India. Its main function is to assist companies to develop businesses and fulfill their objectives in the respective markets.
The Chamber offers strategic solutions customized to the objectives of the associates, generating, and identifying business opportunities, offering platforms for expanding connections in addition to having strategic commercial and institutional partnerships in both India and Brazil.
For more information visit: https://www.indiabrazilchamber.org/
MINAS GERAIS-ISRAEL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
For 60 years, the Brazil-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been promoting trade missions and enabling the participation of fairs and exhibitions, seeking to overcome the geographical and cultural distance of the two countries. It works to promote and increase relations between Brazil and Israel, contributing to the development of mutual interests and supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, free enterprise, and democracy.
To learn more visit: http://www.cambici.org.br/
ITALO-BRAZILIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE OF MINAS GERAIS
The Italo-Brazilian Chamber was founded in 1995 and recognized by the Italian government in 1998. Since then it has joined the Association of Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad (Assocamerestero), a collaborative network consisting of 80 chambers distributed in 55 countries and with more than 25.00 members. The institution seeks to contribute strategically by serving as a business bridge for the internationalization processes of Italian as well as companies from Minas Gerais, offering specialized and customized services.
It also acts in facilitating relations between the two countries, encouraging the exchange of experiences in different economic sectors, acting as a mediator in diplomatic activities and thus enabling a cooperation network.
To learn more visit: https://www.italiabrasil.com.br/
CCBL – BRAZIL-LEBANON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
In order to promote and strive for the development of Brazil’s commercial, social and cultural relations with Lebanon in Minas Gerais, the Lebanese Brazilian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2005. This initiative was carried out due to the need for Lebanese representation in the territory with approximately 10 million Lebanese in Brazilian territory. Approximately 2 million Lebanese and descendants reside in Minas Gerais, bringing great bilateral business opportunities between the two countries.
For more information visit: https://camaralibanesa.com/
PORTUGUESE CHAMBER OF MINAS GERAIS
The Portuguese Chamber of Minas Gerais, founded in 1996, is an association aimed at increasing commercial, technological, social and cultural relations between Minas Gerais, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries. It supports the accomplishment of international business, bringing together companies that seek a competitive insertion in the global scenario.
It assumes the role in the strengthening of economic relations in Minas Gerais, Portugal, and entrepreneurs of Portuguese origin. Cultural and linguistic similarities bring the two countries together and generate new business and promising opportunities.
For more information visit: http://www.camaraportuguesamg.com.br/
CINBR – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CHAMBER
Non-profit entity that operates at the local, national, and international levels to promote the development of business in Brazil and abroad. It offers conditions to develop the competitive potential of your business and insert it in the international market.
New opportunities and challenges arise at all times, and the International Business Chamber proposes to map these opportunities, preparing Brazilian companies to adapt and find success in their relationships. In this sense, the chamber helps to expand the network of businessmen connections, overcoming obstacles, in order to contribute to the development of trade and international integration.
To learn more visit: https://cinbr.com.br/
COCBA – BRAZIL AUSTRALIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Official Brazil Australia Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1988 and in 2014 its headquarters was transferred to Belo Horizonte. With over 30 years of experience, the organization helps bilateral relations between the two countries that have benefited both in the economic sphere and in the social and cultural spheres.
The Official Chamber of Commerce Brazil Australia has as main objective to encourage the development of commercial relations between Brazil and Australia in addition to promoting networking between Brazilian and Australian companies.
For more information visit: http://www.australia.org.br/index.php
CCB – CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN BRAZIL
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Brazil (CCB) is a non-profit institution, formally recognized by the Brazilian government and the Chinese government. Its head office is located in Brazil (Belo Horizonte) and has an office in China (Shanghai).
With the intention of fostering closer commercial ties and contributing to the effective generation of business between Brazilian and Chinese companies and entrepreneurs, the chamber advises its associates to overcome existing cultural barriers and recommends strategic solutions to facilitate the achievement of business and generation of results.
To learn more visit: https://www.camarachinesa.com.br/index.php
CCIAMB – CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE BRAZIL-MOZAMBIQUE
Bilateral relations between Brazil and Mozambique have intensified over the years. In addition to an environment of economic growth and political stability, Mozambique has a consumer market of 22 million people, making the country a major attraction for Brazilian businesspeople.
As a relatively new market, Mozambique offers opportunities for Brazilian companies, mainly in the oil and gas, public works and civil construction, energy, industry, agribusiness, mining, logistics, services, professional training and capacity building, IT, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, health, fashion, perfumery and food and beverages.
For more information visit: http://www.mozambique.org.br/pt/2017/01/16/cciabm-camara-de-comercio-industria-e-agropecuaria-brasil-mocambique/
CBR – BRAZIL-RUSSIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM
With 37 years of activity, the Brazil-Russia Chamber was born with the purpose of developing the economic, financial, investment, cultural and sports relations between the two countries. It also helps to overcome cultural, social, and administrative barriers for its associates and partner entities.
Following the operational standard of the most structured chambers in the world, along the lines of the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), CBR has a structure distributed in several areas, providing a variety of services for support and business development, which may vary according to the demands specific to each member.