Foreign Trade of Brazil

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Syllabus of the Subject: Brazilian International Trade. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil.

  1. Brazil in the global economy
  2. Balance of payments of Brazil
  3. Brazilian International Trade
  4. Expansion and Diversification of the Brazilian trade
  5. Regional Economic Organisations related to Brazil
  6. Brazil's international trade relations as a member of the MERCOSUR
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil
  8. Case Study: Investment opportunities in the Port sector
  9. Foreign Trade Africa-BRICS (Brazil)
The Subject (e-learning) “International Trade of Brazil” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Professional Master's Program (e-learning): International Business, America, BRICS Countries
  2. Doctorate in Business in America
  3. Courses: South America, Brazil

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Tertiary Education in Spanish Brasil Post-secondary Education in French Bresil Study in Portuguese Brasil

Credits of the Subject “Brazilian Foreign Trade”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Sample of the Subject: Evolution of the Brazilian foreign trade
Brazilian International Trade

Description of the Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): Brazilian International Trade.

The International Trade of Brazil (South America) benefited from the more dynamism of the emerging economies since 2002, when it started a strategy of geographical foreign trade diversification, increasing exports to Asia, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), Africa, and the Middle East.

  1. Brazil (BRICS Countries) also took advantage from commodities' price increases
  2. China plays a key position in the Brazilian International Trade. China became the main destination of exports of Brazil, in the lead of the traditional trade partners like the United States, Argentina or the Netherlands, representing 83% of commodities' imports (special soybeans and iron ore)
  3. The United States, MERCOSUR, and the European Union are the largest importers of Brazilian products
  4. Since 2007, Brazil has received a substantial foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow owing to the investment grade rating
  5. Foreign Direct Investment and stock market investments augmented up to 70% of the Brazilian foreign liabilities
  6. Brazil jumped last year to the fifth place among the largest destinations of the foreign direct investment
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil grew from USD 26 billion in 2009 to USD 48 billion
  8. Only the United States (USD 228 billion), the People's Republic of China (USD 106 billion), Hong Kong (USD 69 billion) and Belgium (USD 62 billion) received more foreign direct investment (FDI) than Brazil
  9. The majority of the FDI is concentrated in the South and South-east Brazilian states (Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, and São Paulo)
  10. As 90% of the international trade of Brazil is imported and exported through the Brazilian ports
  11. The Port of Santos handles substantial volumes of all modalities of international cargo and leads the ranking for general and containerised cargoes that usually entail higher value-added products

Africa-BRICS Foreign Trade

Brazil Investment opportunities

Brazil Foreign Trade

Brazil is a member of:

  1. MERCSOSUR
  2. Andean Community (Partner country)
  3. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  4. Union of South American Nations
  5. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)

Chile-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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