You will be better communicated with your customers and/or suppliers. Our Bicultural Identity is your best connection with Latin America.
You will not have to deal with the difficulties that may arise due to the complexity of the Latin American Market. We know what to do and how to do it for you.
You will be given expert support. Our superior knowledge of the market offers you specialized and cost effective solutions.
You will get a 24/7 faster and reliable service. We are always available and ready to help you expedite your shipments.
LOGISTICS SERVICES TO BRAZIL: FACILITATED
Venturing into the exciting landscape of Brazil for the first time?
Unsure about how business is conducted there?
Your current Logistics Provider not getting the job done?
The first consideration when shipping to Brazil is understanding their different ways of working in the Freight Forwarding Industry, as well as Corporate Culture in general, compared to North America. The second step is choosing a Logistics Provider that is already familiar with this culture, and has a proven track record of timeliness, safety, and reliability. LAC is that company.
We always deliver on our promise of getting shipments to and from Brazil quickly, securely, and with peace of mind. Our thorough understanding of the logistics process enables LAC to provide clients with superior end-to-end service that is driven by a firm grasp of both the freight forwarding industry, and the Brazilian culture. In other words, we speak their language: Business and otherwise.
Considering entering the Brazilian marketplace on an ongoing basis? Need guidance and value-added expertise that makes it possible each and every time? Traditional freight-forwarders are limited in what they’re able –and willing– to do. Don’t let them limit your business expansion. LAC goes above and beyond the call of duty when shipping to Brazil, aligning your interests with our own. Able, willing, and fully-equipped!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN BRAZIL?
If you are accustomed to the practices from other parts of the world, the most striking differences will come in the form of Legislation and Regulations on the shipping industry, as well as daily business practices and etiquette. The style and methods of communication can be a challenge (apart from learning the language) as verbal agreements and handshakes sometimes take the place of written documents, and they do not fixate on finite details.
Brazilians (known to be a warm friendly people) also place considerable importance on personal relationships, equating them with business contacts and whom they choose to deal with. There is also a sentiment of feeling “guarded” to avoid being taken advantage of or cheated. Therefore, it is important to secure comfortable business “friendships” with Brazilian businesspeople. You often can’t just show up with impressive credentials to gain trust; you need an established name who can vouch for you. There is also a different perception of time management –often more relaxed– than with American and European businesspeople.
Don’t struggle with these differences alone when shipping to Brazil. Choose an experienced Cargo and Logistics services provider that has been there and done that, having overcome these obstacles many times before. LAC removes the mystery and bridges the gaps for its clients, with a no-nonsense approach that gets shipping and moving services to or from Brazil done right.
WHY EXPANSION IN BRAZIL IS SO ATTRACTIVE
Brazil is the World’s 5th largest country, both by population and sheer land mass. Its mammoth population of over 205 million people are concentrated on its 200 miles of eastern coastline. Over 90% of the people live on 10% of the land, and over 15 million live in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro alone. Portuguese is the official language, although some of the population speak Spanish, Italian, or various Amerindian languages.
Despite a history of economic challenges, Brazil is often regarded as a potentially rich country with a strong industrial sector, large agricultural production, and abundant natural resources. An example of its potential for efficient utilization of resources is its processing of sugarcane into ethyl alcohol for the fueling of over 1.5 Million Brazilian automobiles. Socio-economic studies indicate a high long-term orientation ranking, signifying that Brazil has respect for tradition and supports a strong work ethic, where long term rewards are expected as a result of immediate hard work.
Brazil has the world’s 9th largest economy by nominal GDP, and the 5th largest by purchasing power parity. Brazil’s economy is the largest of Latin America and the second largest in the Americas. From 2000 to 2012, Brazil was one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, with an average annual GDP growth rate of over 5%, with its economy in 2012 surpassing that of the United Kingdom, temporarily making Brazil the world’s sixth largest economy. Want potential for the future? Nearly 50% of the population is under 20 years of age, and these are the consumers of the future.
- Population: 205.8 million
- Life expectancy: 73.62 years
- Population growth rate: +0.8% annual change
- GDP (PPP): $3.2 trillion, (2017 est.); GDP Rank: 7th (2016); GDP growth: 0.5% (2017), 1.5% (2018)
- GDP per capita: $16,000 (2015); Rank 74th
- Inflation (CPI): 4.55% (2017 est.)
- Labour force: approx. 109 million (2016)
- Unemployment: 11.2% (Dec 2016)
WHERE IS BRAZILIAN INDUSTRY GOING?
Brazil has the 3rd largest manufacturing sector in the Americas. Accounting for 28.5% of GDP, Brazil’s industries range from automobiles, steel and petrochemicals to computers, aircraft, and consumer durables. With increased economic stability provided by the Plano Real, Brazilian and multinational businesses have invested heavily in new equipment and technology, a large proportion of which has been purchased from US firms.
Brazil has a diverse and sophisticated services industry as well. During the early 1990s, the banking sector accounted for as much as 16% of the GDP. Although undergoing a major overhaul, Brazil’s financial services industry provides local businesses with a wide range of products and is attracting numerous new entrants, including U.S. financial firms. Also, the previously monopolistic reinsurance sector is being opened up to third party companies.
LAC: YOUR IDEAL LOGISTICS PARTNER
We understand the Brazilian economy, marketplace, and business culture. We also speak the language. Our expert Freight Forwarding, Shipping, Cargo, and Moving associates have a thorough appreciation for the logistics process when shipping to Brazil. With LAC, you can always depend on freight forwarding solutions that are specialized, cost effective, and with your best interests in mind.
Our combined experience, extensive knowledge and personal connections provide our clients with the very best means to get it there (and back) quickly, securely, and worry-free.