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Transcript of Brazil
Population - 194,946,470
Official Language is Portuguese...
1 CAD = 1.9518 BRL,
1 BRL = 0.5123 CAD
President: Dilma Rousseff
(2011 - current)
•Brazil has been a
WTO (World Trade Organization)
member since January 1st, 1995.
•Brazil is a member of
•Brazil has actively sought the expansion of and a permanent seat on the
UN Security Council
Imports and Exports/Trading Blocs
8,511,965 square kilometers
In Different Settings
Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, compared to Canada which is 2nd.
Fala sério = you must be joking
Que saudade!=I’ve missed you
Como vai, tudo Bem? = How are you doing?
•Handshaking, hugging, embracing
•Students usually greet teachers with a kiss on both cheeks
Use of Humor
• Often more focused on their actions rather than their words
Gift Giving and Tipping
Inexpensive cameras and name-brand pens can
When invited to a home bring candy, wine, champagne, or scotch
Gifts to Avoid!
• Avoid giving items in black or purple
• Avoid practical gifts. For example, do not give items such as wallets, handkerchifs, key chains, and ties
• The person with the most power has the right of speech
• Translators are often hired when business officials are not fluent in Portuguese
• During business negotiation, local lawyers and accountants are usually present
National Holidays and Ceremonies
Role of Men, Women, and Children
-A white person in the Southeast has an average of 6.6 years of schooling
- A person of color living in the Northeast has spent an average of just 3.5 years in school
-Therefore, white people in Brazil are commonly known as being smarter
Class Structure& Stereotypes
Exported to Canada
Imported to Brazil
Hot and dry in central Brazil and the humid tropical rainforests of the Amazon jungle
Coastal Brazil tends to be hot and sticky for most of the year but it can get cold in the south and in the mountains during the winter months
SOCO - Gourmet Arabica Coffee is a famous brand in Brazil.
Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Federal University of Pernambuco
Federal University of Minas Gerais
Unemployment rate is 6.0%
Youth - 97.84
Adult - 90.04
The Brazilian Congress might have conflicts regarding the upcoming sporting events.
Inflation spiked in April, 2012.
Brazilian currency fluctuates moderate effect on the domestic consumer prices
In May, foreign investors only invested $6.3 billion in Brazil which is the lowest since 2008.
The exchange balance is like a seesaw, sometimes negative and sometimes positive; it is not stable and fluctuates a lot.
The use of firearms is common
Street crime such as purse snatching and mugging
Kidnapping and carjacking
Rainy seasons cause:
Hot, dry weather conditions may lead to:
wildfires in central areas like the capital – Brasilia.
In March, 2004 the Cyclone Catarina hit southeastern Brazil.
Based on the overall risk in Brazil:
Lowest investment in Brazil in recent years
Gang related violence, drug trafficking, and robbery
Floods and wildfires
The possibility of another cyclone
Both Comparative and Absolute
Canadian Companies and the Canadian government
in Brazil because:
Comparative Advantages and Absolute Advantages
all about Soccer...there is so much more!
April Fools Day = Lies Day
Many people think all Brazilians play Soccer, the truth is they don't!!
Advantage for Canada
By: Abhilasha & Lily
Thanks for watching!
Both countries being in WTO (World Trade Organization) allows negotiations between Canada and Brazil.
of coming up with agreements and solving disagreements
Works of art
Both Comparative and Absolute
Its large landmass, more farmable land
The warm temperature all year round provides the perfect place for the growth of topical vegetables and fruits
Brazil has a competitive edge over Canada when it comes to manufacturing because they have a lot of natural materials that are needed (ex: Iron, steel)
Plenty of natural resources
More minerals and metals
Gross domestic product - $2.09 Trillion US
Time in Brazil is approached in a very relaxed and flexible manner
Business relationships in this country exist between people, not necessarily between companies
Essential to establish strong bonds prior to closing any deals
Caffeinated Beverages (Coffee)
Chilled and frozen food
Brazilian Nuts are the country's specialty
They are grown in South Brazil because of the warm climate
Brazil is known for its: soybeans, oranges, coffee beans, beef and chicken.
First country to come out of the global recession
6th largest economy in the world
Canada currently invests in Brazil more that India and China combined!
Brazil is well developed in many different sectors
Imports to Brazil