Brazil has achieved significant progress in foreign trade and in the areas connected with the supply chain over the past years. In 2018, Brazilian exports exceeded US$ 230 billion, the greatest amount in the last five years, while imports exceeded US$ 170 billion. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Brazil was the country that most adopted measures to ease trade, and future expectations are also positive.
With the constant change of scenarios and expectation that historical growth will be outstripped in the coming years, it is essential to be aware of the constantly changing commercial and customs rules, as well as the rules that apply to different jurisdictions, to make it possible to choose alternative business models that are progressively more competitive and innovative. It is also necessary to know how to properly formalize local and international commercial transactions, applying the proper protections, and establishing safe contractual instruments.
Trench Rossi Watanabe, with offices in more than 40 countries, by its strategic cooperation with Baker McKenzie, knows the world trade guidelines and can advise your company in different jurisdictions. We can help you interpret and comply with the applicable rules, implement changes that level the market environment for legal certainty, assist in finding alternative structures, as well as in the use of beneficial free trade agreements, whether existing or under negotiation. Furthermore, we can advise your company in the structuring of your entire supply chain, involving all phases from pre-production up to post-sale, to structure your products and services to fit commercial preferences and regulatory requirements. When conducting your business, wherever it may be, we will recommend that your material and intellectual assets be protected, and will help your company to manage the market risks and resolve commercial and trade disputes.