Rio de Janeiro Business 

Rio's main business interests include the following:

  • Petroleum
  • Oil distribution
  • Mining
  • Iron and Steel Metallurgy
  • Telecommunications
  • Tobacco
  • Electricity
  • Food and Beverages
  • Computer goods

Trade and Promotion

Specific trade and investment opportunities are promoted through the BrazilTradeNet, an interactive database maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Relations in Brasília which allows Brazilian and non-Brazilian firms to form business-to-business relationships on-line.Access to the BrazilTradeNet is free of charge. Interested companies need only register at then contact the nearest Trade Promotion Office to validate their membership.

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Publications to Assist Foreign Investors


Av. Nilo Peçanha, 50 / grupo 2718
20044-900 Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Tel: (55-21) 534-8139/8140
Fax: (55-21) 262-1495

Brazilian Economy Links

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade

Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management

Central Bank of Brazil

National Treasury

Federal Revenue and Customs Secretariat

National Bank for Economic and Social Development - BNDES

Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics - IBGE

Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM (Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil)

Institute for Applied Economic Research - IPEA

Foundation Institute of Economic Research - FIPE

Getulio Vargas Foundation - FGV

FGV/Brazil Forecast

National Confederation of Industry

The American Chamber of Commerce

BOVESPA (São Paulo's Stock Exchange)

BM&F (Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange)

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