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Investment framework and opportunities in Brazil

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Acquisition of Holdings
The investment regime in Brazil is liberal, allowing foreign investors to have a majority share in the creation of their company.
Obligation to Declare
The Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Investment gives information about the authorisations necessary for setting up. All foreign investors are obliged to appoint a representative in Brazil who, together with the representative of the company receiving the foreign direct investment, will be in charge of registering the operation with the Central Bank of Brazil's Foreign Direct Investment module (RDE-IED) in accordance with the instructions set out on the Central Bank's website.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Central Bank of Brazil
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Foreign investment is restricted and requires special authorisation in the following activities: mineral resource prospecting and mining in border areas, telecommunications, broadcasting companies and healthcare.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) 
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Tenders Info, Tenders in Brazil
Comprasnet, Tenders
TendersOnTime, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank)
Central Bank of Brazil

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