Guide to Doing Business in Brazil

Names in Brazil

What’s your name? The answer can tell you a lot about your origin. In Brazil, both first and last names transmit information about you and your family. In this article we will find out more about the most common Brazilian names and their historical or contemporary origins.


7 Things to Consider Before Hiring in Brazil

This article gives an overview of the hiring process in Brazil, including related costs and legal aspects


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.


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.





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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.



Certification of LED Lamps in Brazil

LED lamps are required to undergo certification procedures established by INMETRO in order to be allowed to be commercialized in Brazil.

Online Debit Payment for E-commerce in Brazil

Over the coming years, online debit is likely to become one of the most popular options for e-commerce payments in Brazil.

Homologation of NFC Equipment in Brazil

NFC equipment is required to be homologated by Anatel in order to be allowed to be commercialised in Brazil.