Brazil’s Apex Wants to Be Among World’s Top 5 Export Agencies

The president of the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex), Juan Quirós, made today, during the 26th National Foreign Trade Meeting (Enaex), in the city of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil, an analysis of the agency’s actions over the last four years.

According to him, investment totaled over US$ 553 million in promotion projects and commercial intelligence with actions in over 60 countries.

Now the agency has a new strategic plan for the period from 2007 to 2010. The planning is based on five pillars: commercial intelligence, i.e., the search for information about markets and the transfer of this information to companies, closer contact with department stores and supermarkets to directly attract end users, the increase of offer of items for export, also including services, the inauguration of more distribution centers on the foreign market, and the attraction of investment to the country.

"It is very important to consolidate all actions that we developed during our mandate," stated Quirós. According to him, the 67 sectors currently supported by the Apex represent 68% of Brazilian exports.

A total of 8,500 companies were helped in the 589 projects developed by the organization over the last four years with the participation of 200 partner organizations. Among the actions executed were participation in 987 sector fairs and promotion of 250 trade missions.

Regarding the product distribution centers, currently in Miami, Portugal, Frankfurt, Warsaw and Dubai, Quirós stated that they are the only instruments for internationalization currently available to small and medium companies.

"Nowadays more than 500 companies operate in these centers," he said. For 2007, the Apex is planning the inauguration of another three in Panama, South Africa and China.

In the area of investment, Quirós stated that the agency’s intention for the coming years is to attract foreign funds to small and medium companies. The Apex, according to Quirós, may reach 2010 as one of the five best export and investment promotion agencies in the world.

Anba – www.anba.com.br

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Despite Record High Real Brazil Strides to New Record Foreign Trade Year

Brazil’s Real has little changed from its near three-year high on expectations of rising ...

Brazil Thickens the Ranks of Its Middle Class by 40 Million in Less than a Decade

39.5 million Brazilians became part of the middle class between 2003 and May 2011, ...

Alcohol Makes Brazil Environment Friendly

Among the world’s three largest developing countries, China, India, and Brazil, Brazil has a ...

A Brazilian Amazon’s Company Goes International with Gpower Guaraná

Brazilian company Guaranamazon, a maker of organic products from guaraná, the most Brazilian of ...

My Name is Dilma Rousseff and I’m Running Again for President, Says Brazil’s Lula

Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that this coming October election will ...

Brazil’s Family Grant Reaches 11.1 Million. It Might Mean US$ 7 a Month.

Brazil’s Minister of Social Development, Patrus Ananias, informed in a press conference Thursday, June ...

Meet the Real “Music Man” of Brazilian Musical Theater – Ed Motta

What hasn’t musician, composer, singer, jazz-soul aficionado, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around nice guy Ed Motta ...

Brazil Shows Arabs How to Sell More Oil by Buying Brazilian Ethanol

Promoting ethanol on the international level has been an integral part of the Brazilian ...

Sweets, the Brazilian Way

According to Yahoo! Brasil, the Brazilian creme de leite craze is catching on outside ...

God Is Brazilian! Ask Charles Miller.

Brazil produces some of the finest football and footballers on the planet. But few ...