Latin America talks is a series of discussion events aimed at shedding light on current happenings, hot topics and rising opportunities “behind the scenes” in different countries of Latin America.
Welcome to hear about marketing and business opportunities on bioeconomy and mining sectors in Brazil.
Brazil is Latin America’s largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s fifth largest country by size and population, Brazil offers a unique set of business opportunities for Finnish companies across different industries.
Last year, the Finnish exports of goods and services to Brazil reached a five-year record high, despite the uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, new Finnish companies set up local subsidiaries in Brazil and announced business alliances with Brazilian companies to seize opportunities.
On the policy front, the Brazilian federal government has an ambitious reform agenda – including trade liberalization efforts – and a much-awaited multi-billion-dollar privatization program to improve the country's business environment.
In 2019, the European Union and the Common Market of the South (“Mercosur”) announced they had reached a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA) after twenty years of negotiations. While the FTA still needs to be ratified, it will expand potential opportunities for trade between the blocs.
Over the last decades, Brazil and Finland have had strong commercial ties in the bioeconomy industry, with various success stories involving Finnish companies. Currently, Finland is strongly benefiting from a new wave of investments in Brazil's pulp & paper sector: some USD 7 billion are expected to be invested in new projects/plants by 2023.
With rich mineral resources, Brazil is a leading mineral exporter in the world. According to the Brazilian Mining Institute (IBRAM), a trade association, investments in the industry between 2020 and 2024 are expected to reach USD 32.5 billion. In 2021, the Brazilian metals & mining industry is forecast to have a value of USD 45 billion.
Read more about the market opportunities on bioeconomy and mining in Brazil. .
This event is co-organized by Business Finland, FinnCham Brazil Finnish-Latin American Business Council, and the Embassy of Finland in Brazil. Event language is English.
We wish you a warm welcome to our event!