Brazil: Business mission from Mato Grosso state travels to China seeking new opportunities

23 December 2008

Várzea Grande, Brazil, 23 Dec – A group of Brazilian businesspeople is due to travel to Guangzhou in April to attend the Spring edition of the Guangzhou Fair and analyse business opportunities for the state, said the mission’s organisers.

The initiative is supported by the International Business Centre (CIN) in partnership with the China Trade Center.

“China is the main individual buyer from Mato Grosso. However, state exports to the Far East have focused on soy, wood and leather. Mato Grosso is a State that is focused on serving China. There are many opportunities, all businesspeople need is to know how to recognise them and make use of them,” said Gabriela Fontes, a coordinator from CIN.

Fontes noted that, “China is now Brazil’s second-largest trade partner, right after the United States. In 2007 Brazil exported US$10.7 billion in goods to China. Each year China accounts for 30 million new consumers. This is enormous potential that can be made use of by businesspeople from Mato Grosso who want to export.”

The mission will also travel to Shanghai where it will host “a forum with talks that will be attended by official representatives and financial authorities, as well as companies that make business easier. With this, the businesspeople will have the opportunity to increase their contact and negotiations with China.”

Each year businesspeople from Mato Grosso attend the Guangzhou Fair in search of new business and to boost existing business.

The Business Mission to China 2009 – Guangzhou Fair is part of the schedule of activities to Access the Asian market that aims to triple Brazilian exports to China and attract more Chinese investments to Brazil by 2010.(macauhub)