S-GE Market Research: ICT Industry in Brazil

Brazil is already the fifth biggest Telecom market in the world and the ICT market is expected to grow by 7% in the next years, much more than the Brazilian economy in general.

S-GE Market Research: ICT Industry in Brazil

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Brazil increases import duties

Brazil has announced a temporary increase in the social security contributions PIS/PASEP (Programa de Integração Social/Programa de Formação do Patrimônio do Servidor Público) and COFINS (Contribuição para o Financiamento da Seguridade Social), which also impacts the import of goods. More…

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Brazil: A new scenario for the photovoltaic sector
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Switzerland Global Enterprise: Close cooperation with São Paulo

Switzerland Global Enterprise: Close cooperation with São Paulo
Switzerland Global Enterprise (SGE) and Investe SP signed an MoU on 10.11.2014, aimed to strengthen commercial links between Switzerland and the most developed Brazilian State. The ceremony took place at Invest SP headquarters in São Paulo/Brazil, where Mr. Emínio Lucci – Managing Director at Investe SP –, received Chris Watts – Regional Director for Americas at SGE –, Thomas Först – Swiss Business Hub (SBH) Brazil Director –; as well as André Leal – SBH Brazil Business Development Manager. More…

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S-GE Market Research: ICT Industry in Brazil

S-GE Market Research: ICT Industry in Brazil
Brazil is already the fifth biggest Telecom market in the world and the ICT market is expected to grow by 7% in the next years, much more than the Brazilian economy in general. It is a very dynamic and in parts still emerging market that has its fair share of problems. But where problems exist, there is need for solutions, especially the kind of sophisticated solutions that Swiss SME can provide. More…

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Post-it manufacturer 3M to open centre of excellence in Switzerland

The U.S. technology group 3M is relocating 250 jobs from abroad to Switzerland, where it is planning to establish a centre of excellence for production and requirements planning for the global post-it manufacturer in Burgdorf in the Canton of Berne. Felix Thun-Hohenstein, CEO of 3M (Switzerland), told the media that the decision to relocate to the Canton of Berne is a tribute to Switzerland’s competitiveness. More…

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Country Information Brazil

Country Information Brazil
Useful addresses for Swiss companies who have dealings with Brazil. Tips for everyday business and social life in Brazil. Laws and regulations to be observed in trade with Brazil. Overview of the major business sectors. More…

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Machinery, units, electronics463'674'968
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