international business

Expanding Internationally Isn't Just a "Business Issue"

The world is becoming smaller and smaller from the standpoint of business-to-business communications and market access. The laws, however, are not so integrated. There are certain areas of the law where countries have tried to make it easier for companies to do business across borders and to maintain consistent standards all around the world by "harmonizing" these laws and standards. Examples include medical device & pharmaceutical laws and patent and intellectual property laws.

Brazil Should Not Be Missed in Any Research on Doing Business Internationally

Now is the time for US companies to explore the market of Brazil. Brazil is a country still in the "black" financially, and it has more than woken up to the international business stage. They are hosting 2 major international events in the next several years (World Cup & Olympics), and are in great need of expertise and services. They are very welcoming of those with the expertise and desire to help, and my recent trip to Sao Paulo reinforced my experiences in April 2010.

Doing Business in Brazil

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from my trip to San Paolo representing the World Trade Center this past spring. I went to Brazil representing several interests from the WTC, to an Atlanta incubator, to assisting Brazilian companies wanting to come to the US to do business, to my own company looking for opportunities in Brazil. So I crammed a little Portuguese study, hoping that my Spanish background would get me by with minimal Portuguese knowledge, and flew off to an unfamiliar country.

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