Dilma in Germany and German business in Brazil

Dilma in Hannover, source Revista Exame

Germany is the fourth largest trading partner of Brazil. No wonder  President Dilma was invited to the opening of high-tech fair CeBIT in Hannover,  where Brazil will be country-theme. CeBIT is the largest technology fair in the world, with more than 4200 exhibitors from 70 countries.  Last year Brazil attended the fair under the theme “Nanotechnology in Brazil.”

Germans doing business in Brazil (non stop)

While Brazilians are in Hannover promoting IT companies, Germans companies are “doing their thing” too. Here are two examples.

Duisport presents study on the Port of Santos

A study to improve access roads to the Port of Santos, from Sao Paulo, will be presented by the German company Duisport for President Dilma and Chancellor Angela Merkel. The project includes solutions for all modes of transport to a flow optimized and efficient handling of containers, cargo and goods. The Germans also have an interest in participating in the business of modernization of the Port of Suape, in Pernambuco. Duisport  manages the world’s largest inland port in Duisburg,

Siemens and the bullet train

Siemens has an interest in the design of the bullet train between Campinas and Rio de Janeiro. The Germans also see business perspective in the sale of conventional trains to Brazil.

Stats on bilateral trade

By the way, the trade volume between the Brazil and Germany exceeded $ 24 billion in 2011, or 17.6% more than in 2010.

More on business with Germany check the program of the visit organized by Prof Paulo Pfeil.

Published by Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She has a PhD in Economic History and advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.She served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC).

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