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Rio de Janeiro
  • Imports from Brazil A$577 million
  • Exports to Brazil A$743 million
  • Capital Brasília
  • Official Language Portuguese
  • Area 8,515,000 sq km
  • Population 198.3 million

Last updated: 16 Jul 2014

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Get to know Brazil: Austrade highlights aquaculture opportunities
1 Jul 2014
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup shining a spotlight on Brazil, Austrade is encouraging Australian businesses to explore aquaculture opportunities in the world’s seventh largest economy.

Doing business

It is important to keep in mind that personal contacts do play an important role in Brazil and can make the difference in doing business deals.

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  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    In 2012 Brazil overtook the UK to become the world's sixth-largest economy, with its GDP around US$2.2 trillion.
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    Brazil is a federal republic composed of 26 states and a federal district, with three tiers of government.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Brazil is Australia's largest trading partner in South America, with two-way merchandise trade between Australia and Brazil totalling A$1.321 billion in 2013.
    » read more at DFAT

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2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup & 2016 Rio Olympic Games

For details on how Australian companies can become involved in these two events, please view our '2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup & 2016 Rio Olympic Games overview.

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

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    Austrade's International Readiness Indicator is an online tool to help Australian businesses determine whether they are ready for exporting.

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    Austrade provides information and advice to assist Australian companies reduce the time, cost and risk associated with exporting.

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