Brazil will once again host a trade mission to South Africa from 28 to 30 November 2011, during which Brazilian technology entrepreneurs will participate in seminars, technical visits and business rounds with potential South African buyers.
Organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry & Foreign Trade (MDIC), the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations (MRE) and the Brazilian Trade & Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), the trade mission will bring business executives from 50 Brazilian enterprises and trading companies, to represent a variety of the country’s export sectors.
“The African continent is a prominent destination for Brazilian exports, especially manufactured products with higher added value,” says Mauricio Borges, president of Apex-Brasil. “The region presents itself as an important platform for the internationalisation and installation of new industrial plants.
“That being said, I’d like to add that Brazil stands out as a reliable supplier of innovative technological solutions to multiple sectors in countries like South Africa, which is an undeniably attractive market for IT suppliers.”
Although the mission is mainly focused on the technology sector, it also comprises such segments as beverages, housing and civil construction, medical and dental equipment, toiletries, cleaning and cosmetics, machinery and equipment, and agribusiness technology.
Over the period January to August 2011, Brazilian exports to South Africa totaled $1,12-billion. During the same interval, Brazil imported $806,48-million from its South African counterparts.