BUSINESS

The time to do business with Brazil is now

Tuesday 23 April 2013, 1:34PM
By Auckland Chamber of Commerce
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The corporate launch in Auckland of the 2013 Brazilian Film Festival Reel Brazil brought many business and community leaders together to celebrate Brazilian flare, music, culture and film. Auckland Chamber of Commerce International Manager Fuimaono Tuiasau addressed the gathering to highlight the importance of NZ and Brazil conducting business.

Brazil has a terms of trade advantage with New Zealand as annually exports of $112 million to New Zealand compare favourably to imports of $85 from New Zealand. The recent trade mission to Latin America by the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key suggests a positive future, in certain areas, with the largest country in South America.

New Zealand is to provide technological and business solutions to Brazil’s substantial cattle farms, dairy production and food packaging industries and sectors. Brazil sends a large number of students to New Zealand for secondary and tertiary education. This will only enhance our future business relationships and cultural understanding between our two countries.

The many local Brazilian businesses supporting the Reel Brazil Festival reflected a strong entrepreneurial and business spirit in the Brazilian communities.  They indicated that there many businesses seeking to expand their business relationships.

Internationally Brazil will be in the spot-light as the host of  the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

It is an opportune time to consider doing business with Brazil.

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce hosts many international trade and business delegations. Please contact international manager Fuimaono Tuiasau for more information: int@chamber.co.nz.