Guide to Doing Business in Brazil

The Brazilian way of doing things

In a world of increasing appreciation for cross-cultural competence, it is imperative to adapt to new cultures. Brazilians have a unique manner of handling things, that can surprise unprepared foreigners. This article will enlighten you about the "jeitinho brasileiro", and explain how it can affect your life and business in Brazil.

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Understanding Brazilian Addresses

In order to facilitate the identification of places in Brazil this article will help you to understand Brazilian addresses, explaining abbreviations, how to send letters and how to read or write an address on a business card, for example.

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Dining Culture in Brazil

Brazilians are people who enjoy eating and like doing it a lot, even with only three meals. Here you will discover more about the Brazilian dinner habits, such as tips on how to behave, culture curiosities and the most searched destinations to eat.

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ATA Carnet in Brazil

The ATA Carnet is an efficient method for the temporary importation of goods. The unified and globally accepted system is beneficial for those who need to import goods temporarily and want to reduce taxes, fees and bureaucracy. Here are the basics of how the system functions and where Brazil stands on the ATA Carnet.

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The 16 Most Common Brazilian Taxes

Brazil is known for having a high tax burden on its citizens and companies. We will provide an overview of the most common taxes in Brazil, dividing them into Federal, State and Municipal.

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Ports of Brazil

With a coastline of 8.500 navigable kilometers, Brazil has a very large port sector that is responsible for more than 90% of the country’s total exports and imports. In this article, we will learn more about the Brazilian port system and its infrastructural problems.

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Brazilian Employment Law in a Nutshell

Foreigners often refer to Brazil as a country with very strict labour laws and too many benefits for its employees. In this article we will learn more about the Brazilian labour laws and its reflections on the behavior of Brazilian professionals.

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Understanding ICMS

ICMS is one of the most common taxes in Brazil and applies to the commercialisation of goods and services. In this particular article, we will give a detailed approach to this tax, focusing on what it applies to.

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Tax on tax Rural Land Properties in Brazil

Brazil has a specific tax charged on properties located in rural areas of Brazil, which is known by the acronym ITR. In this article we will learn more about this tax what the rates and cases of exemption for this tax are.

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How to get around in São Paulo

With 39 municipalities and nearly 20 million inhabitants, São Paulo’s metropolitan area has a broad public transportation system. Learn in this article how to benefit from it

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Differences between Recibo, Nota Fiscal and Cupom Fiscal

Recibo and Nota Fiscal or Cupom Fiscal are terms commonly used to describe documents issued for transactions involving sales or services in Brazil. This article will give a short outline about the difference between these documents and the validity of these papers.

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Brazilian Visa with Criminal Record

Providing a background check might be required by some authorities in Brazil, specially during applications for visas. In this article we will learn more about the implications of having a criminal record, and its influences on getting a legal permanence in the country.

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Registering Import Licenses and Declaration with SISCOMEX

All international trading with Brazil, whether importing or exporting goods, needs to be registered with SISCOMEX. In this article we will explain what SISCOMEX is and what operations can be registered with SISCOMEX.

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Wiretapping in Brazil

Find in this article the regulation for stating wiretapping procedures in Brazil and what are the situations when it is allowed to be used.

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Social Classes in Brazil

Brazilian society often relies on social classes when segmenting the demography of their population. This article will give you an introduction to how the concept of social classes works in Brazil.

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E-commerce of Home Improvement Products in Brazil

In recent years, some of the major retailers of home improvement products in Brazil have invested in e-commerce as a complementary sales channel to physical stores.

Point of Sale Terminal Certification

POS terminals used in Brazil need to comply with regulations from both ABECS and in some cases with ANATEL

Anatel Homologation of Telecommunication Cables 

Various types of cables intended for use in telecommunication services are required to be homologated in Brazil prior to their use and commercialization.