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its a kind of ppt in which you all will find the latest report about the country and import and export details of the coutry ...

its a kind of ppt in which you all will find the latest report about the country and import and export details of the coutry
This PPT also contains the etiqutte followed in brazil
culture of brazil

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  • Brazilians pride themselves on dressing well.  For Men - Wear conservative, dark colored business suits. Three-piece suits typically indicate that someone is an executive.For Women - Wear suits or dresses that are elegant and feminine with good quality accessories.
  • Business cards, promotional and presentaion material and other documents to be printed both in Portuguese and english
  • In France & Japan tipping is crime
  • This action will only insult your colleagues & leave them with the impression that u think u have more important things to do

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  • Brazil
    Group : A7
  • About Brazil and Brazilian
    • Official name – Federative Republic of Brazil
    • Population – 196,342,227*
    • Official Language – Portuguese
    • Currency – Brazilian real (BRL)
    • Capital – Brasilia
    • GDP – purchasing power parity $1.836 trillion*
    • GDP Per Capita – $ 10,100 (2008)
    • Religions:  Roman Catholic (nominal) 80%
    • Language : Portuguese is the most spoken language, but English and French are also spoken
    • Government:  Multiparty Federal Republic
    Source: www.ciafactbook.com
  • Culture of Brazil
    Brazilian culture is a culture of a very diverse nature
    An ethnic and cultural mixing occurred in the colonial period between Native Americans, Portuguese and Africans formed the bulk of Brazilian culture
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Italian, German, Spanish, Arab and Japanese immigrants settled in Brazil
    Brazil was a colony of Portugal for over 3 centuries
  • Contd…….
    For that reason, Brazil also holds Amerindian influences in its culture, mainly in its food and language
    Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world.
    Carnival in Rio de Janerio, as it is known in Brazil, is an annual celebration held forty days before Easter and marking the start of Lent.
  • Greetings
    First names should normally be used, but titles are important and terms like ‘Doctor’ can be used.
    If we don’t know their professional titles, the term “Senhor”[Mr.] & “Senhora”[Mrs.].
    When we meet somebody in Brazil expect a firm handshake and for longer time.
    Both men and women greet women with a kiss on each cheek.
    On departure you should repeat all the handshaking and kissing.
  • Meeting Etiquette
    Conservative European dress code is the norm for all meetings in big cities.
    As a foreigner, try to always be on time however as this will be expected of you.
    Never start into business discussions before your host does.
    Business meetings normally begin with casual 'chatting' first.
    Avoid confrontations. It is best not to appear frustrated with your Brazilian colleagues.
  • Contd….
    Do expect interruption, while a important discussion is going on.
    Don’t bring topics like crime, corruption, deforestation etc as these are sensitive issues at the moment.
    Bring plentiful supply of business cards, since Brazilian tend to be very keen about exchanging them.
  • Dress Code
    Brazilians pride themselves on dressing well. 
    For Men
    Wear conservative, dark colored business suits. Three-piece suits typically indicate that someone is an executive.
    For Women –
    Wear suits or dresses that are elegant and feminine with good quality accessories. Manicures are expected.
    Jeans are often unacceptable as they are considered too casual, however this depends on the industry.
  • Communication Style & Eye Contact
    Communication Style:
    Communication is often informal and does not rely on strict rules of protocol.
    Anyone who feels they have something to say will generally add their opinion.
    Brazilians tend to be direct in most situations.
    Eye Contact:
    Brazilians favor direct eye contact over indirect.
    While conversing they will constantly stare, they associate steady gaze with sincerity.
  • Gestures
    Gently pulling the lower eyelid down can indicate "watch out, be careful” or "do you think I'm stupid enough to believe that?"
    Thumbs up means OK, cool, positive, good-luck, thanks, you're cool, I agree. Thumbs down means the opposite.
    Pretending to suck your thumb means that one has been left out or is disappointed.
    The "OK" sign made by joining the index finger to the thumb in the shape of a ring is also inappropriate.
    You should expect friendly pats on the back.
  • Socializing & Entertainment
    Formal lunches and dinners have always been a part of doing business in Brazil.
    Brazilians do not arrive on time for social functions.
    Sometimes it is easier to invite a senior contact for a meal than for a meeting at the company.
    Keep the conversation at the social level and if business is to be discussed, wait until the coffee is served.
    If you are to a Brazilian home, consider it rare honour.
  • Business Negotiations
    Expect a great deal of time to be spent reviewing details.
    Often the people you negotiate with will not have decision-making authority.
    Use local lawyers and accountants for negotiations as Brazilians resent an outside legal presence.
    Brazilian business is hierarchical and decisions are made by the highest rankingperson.
    Brazilians negotiate with people, not companies.
  • It will probably take several trips to bring the negotiations to satisfactory conclusion.
    Do not change your negotiating team or you may have to start over again from the beginning.
    One should always place an emphasis on increased power and status to the Brazilians, rather than money.
    Never leave a meeting as soon as it gets over.
    A document aren’t signed immediately after an agreement is reached; a hand shake and person’s are considered sufficient.
  • Gift Giving
    Do not give any thing that is obviously expensive as it will cause embarrassment or be misinterpreted as bribe.
    Do give gifts of liquor, books, or nice pens.
    Do give gifts to children.
    If you did not bring a gift to the hostess, flowers the next day are appreciated.
    Gifts are usually opened when received.
  • Contd…
    Gifts to Avoid
    Avoid giving anything purple or black as these are mourning colors.   
    Gifts of knives, scissors, or letter openers are interpreted as the severing of a close bond. Handkerchiefs are also associated with funerals, so avoid giving them.
    Avoid practical gifts, since they may be perceived as too personal. For example, avoid wallets, key chains, ties, sunglasses, jewelry and perfume.
  • Brazilian Business Etiquette
    DO be patient. Brazilians negotiate slowly.
    DO impress your Brazilian business associates by staying in a nice hotel.
    DO expect to be invited to have a drink after work.
    DO discuss soccer (football), the beach, and Brazil's growth as a country.
  • Contd…
    Don’tdiscuss Argentina, religion, the Rainforest, and Brazil's class system
    Don’task personal questions, such as questions about age, salary, or marriage
    Don’t speak Spanish with a Brazilian
    Don’t simply rely on e-mails to give information, follow things up with the phone call or meeting personally
    Don’t rush business with your Brazilian colleagues and avoid pressing for final decisions
  • Business Obstacles
  • Top Ten Products Imported by Brazil – 2008
  • Top Ten Products Exported from Brazil – 2008
    Brazilian Embassy in Mumbai
  • Top Ten Exports of Brazil
  • Top Ten Brazilian Imports From India -2008
    Brazilian Embassy in Mumbai
  • Brazilian Embassy in Mumbai
  • Potential Trade
    We recommend to Export Cell phones, Video Recorders and Radio Transceivers
    India at present exports these products to other nations apart from Brazil.
    It gives India, trade value of US $2,94,627,000 which forms 0.10% of the total exports and has a growth rate of 1875.23%
    Moreover Brazil has a huge demand for them, and gives a trade value of US $ 3,228,436 which forms 1.39% of their total imports and has a growth rate of 280.32%
    Brazilian Embassy in Mumbai
    Growth rate over a period of 5 years
  • Cont…..
    We also recommend to trade Ball & Roller Bearings with Brazil
    It gives India, trade value of US $ 201,036,000
    which forms 0.07% of the total exports and has a growth rate of 209.76%.
    Brazil is huge into importing industrial and infrastructure related goods, and there is a big market with relation to bearings that we can try to capture.
    It gives Brazil a trade value of US$ 3,85,309(‘000) which forms 0.17% of the total imports and has a growth rate of 93.62%