Ceará Trade Brasil to open distribution centres in Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique

7 October 2011

Fortaleza, Brazil, 7 Oct – Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique will have distribution centres to make the sale of products from northeast Brazil easier, the director of Ceará Trade Brasil said Thursday in Fortaleza.

During the Portuguese Language Business Meeting, held in the city of Fortaleza, Roberto Marinho said that the Angolan centre would start operating this year and that a container of goods would be shipped before Christmas.

In Cape Verde and Mozambique, the centres are due to start operating in the first quarter of 2012and the project will initially focus on products from northeast Brazil with a consolidated industrial base, such as clothing, cosmetics, footwear, furniture and construction materials.

The project of Ceará Trade Brasil, one of the companies responsible for the initiative together with African partners, aims to minimise logistics problems, which are the main obstacle to increasing sales of Brazilian products in Africa, as it can take up to 80 days between an order being made and a delivery.

“This project is based on existing exports, and is a way of boosting those exports, making them more regular,” said Marinho.

Companies from several states in northeast Brazil are due to take part in the project, most of which are small and medium-sized and some of which have so far focused their business only on the domestic market. (macauhub)