The Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest state in Latin America. Brazil has more than 200 million inhabitants, with a surface area of 8,511,965 sq.kms that makes it the fifth largest country in the world. The country shares borders with Uruguay to the south, Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest, Bolivia and Peru to the west and Colombia to the northwest, as well as Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana to the north. The country is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. With a GDP close to US$2054 billion, Brazil is the eighth largest economy in the world (source: FMI, 2017).
Although historically a major agricultural producer, this economic giant now has other undeniable assets such as abundant natural resources (oil, gas, minerals, hydroelectric potential), a dynamic and diversified industry (food, biofuels, aeronautics, automotive) and a network of modern services.
Brazil’s political stability, combined with its mining, industrial and hydropower potential, contribute to its economic development and attract many investors. Due to its geographical location, the country’s main suppliers are the United States, Argentina, China and South Korea.
France also plays an important role in the Brazilian economy. Bilateral Franco-Brazilian trade has doubled in recent years; France is also the 4th largest investor in the country.
In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Brazilian market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.