Brazil: Joint Ventures - Preparing for Success

Brazil is often referred to as a high cost country to operate within, with a complex and at times crippling taxation regime and distinct banking system – each of which can reasonably act as a deterrent to any prospective UK company seeking to invest.

However, Brazil is a very substantial market in its own right with significant growth still expected.  Despite the oil rush that may drive fast changes in the economy – manufacturing remains crucial as Brazil develops. Although operating costs are high – this is countered by a Brazilian appetite to open up more to foreign investment.  Taxation on imports on both goods and services are considerable, but with careful structuring, investment can often be cheaper in the long-run than importing, especially after taxation is taken into account. Having suffered from hyperinflation in the 1970s and 1980s, Brazil now has a very sophisticated banking system with higher liquidity.

The key to a successful operation in Brazil is to start slow, be prepared to invest time and effort to understand the market and all the issues that are involved, find the right people and build trust.

With a panel of expert practitioners this presentations will assist delegates to think through the benefits, consider the challenges & pitfalls; how to overcome them in order to establish a successful investment.


Joint Venture Strategies in Brazil: Daniella Carneiro Nicklin, KPMG

Legal Frameworks: How to avoid problems and disputes 
Ray Jones, RTC North

Brazilian Tax Regimes: Getting your price right and setting up a tax efficient structure: Dudley Juana, KPMG, The Netherlands

Setting up in Brazil – a North East Company’s Experience
Gavin Coleman, BEL Valves Ltd

Making sure you have the right Brazilian Bank Account
Andy Parker,  HSBC

UKTI Export Finance’s lines of credit for  UK companies trading with Brazil: Jonathan Leonard, UK Export Finance

George Middleton, Deputy Head of UKTI, Rio de Janeiro and Jeff Sanders, UKTI North East Brazil Expert will both also be available for further discussions at the luncheon break.

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Access Brazil is a NECC Programme funded by the European Regional Development Fund


Date: 30-01-2014 9:30 am
End Date: 30-01-2014 1:00 pm
Location Copthorne Hotel
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