Brazilians Want Foreign Trade Policy That Will Make Them Competitive

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    Brazilian exports The main suggestion presented by Brazilian businessmen who operate in foreign trade in Brazil is the establishment of a national foreign trade policy capable of and offering Brazil conditions for competitiveness to expand its market abroad and making them permanent.

    They are meeting at the 28th Enaex (Foreign Trade Meeting), promoted every year by the Foreign Trade Association (AEB).

    The president of the AEB, Benedicto Fonseca Moreira, opened the meeting November 27, together with authorities in the area and leaders of Brazilian sector organizations, at the Firjan auditorium, in Rio de Janeiro.

    Moreira pointed out the need for the establishment of a law to eliminate the "paraphernalia of norms", especially during this moment of global crisis. According to him, only "by miracle" is the country reaching almost US$ 200 billion in foreign sales.

    He pointed out that, faced with necessary and urgent changes, the praised Foreign Trade Law should complete the reorganization of activities related to foreign trade of goods and services, including ports, navigation and customs.

    "In the current world, customs have nothing to do with fiscal declarations, as customs is a valuable pro-active foreign trade instrument; fiscal declarations are now managed on the Internet or through banks", recalled Moreira.

    "This policy should allow for the application of norms and international rules in this world that has shown itself liberal but, at the same time, is guided by protectionist measures and offers tariff negotiations that are often deceiving when they include non-tariff trade barriers that Brazil does not have," he said.

    Moreira expressed the desire of sector businessmen in the sense of speeding up the adoption of this foreign trade policy, including production policy offering competitive conditions, a greater base to win markets in the current world.

    "It is these competitive advantages that are going to provide an impulse to Brazil to generate surpluses necessary to close the balance of payments and the generation of jobs, in a process of renovation, technology, productivity, efficiency, reduction of cost and debureaucratization, mainly in exports of services, items that currently boost global trade," he said.

    The leader recalled that modernization also implies in efficiency of infrastructure, eliminating the bottleneck of port policy and privatizing port administration, which is currently state-run, and is responsible for 95% of Brazilian foreign trade.

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    • ch.c.

      only “by miracle” is the country reaching almost US$ 200 billion in foreign sales. ……WITH SMILES !
      In Brazil it became a MIRACLE when exports reach Us$ 816.- per capita (2007) . Could anyone then say that Thailand is A TRIPLE MIRACLE COUNTRY ? Because their 2007 exports were at US$ 2300.- per capita ?

      Unfair comparison ? No problem with me !
      With smiles……… then what about

      Argentina US$ 1400.- exports per capita also for 2007
      Uruguay US$ 1400.-
      Paraguay US$ 800.-
      Venezuela US$ 2600.-
      Chile US$ 4100.-
      Mexico US$ 2400.-
      Peru US$ 950.-

      Is Brazil such a miracle exporting country as stated…or only a…MIRAGE EXPORTING COUNTRY ?????

      Start scratching your head, stop your self boasting !
      THERE IS NOOOOOOOOOO MIRACLE….IN YOUR NAVEL….wether you like it or not !
      And even less brains !

      I know…..hard facts, SIMPLE comparisons and stats….hurt Brazilians.

      Hard to swallow the proven facts ?????

      AND IT IS NOT THE 2008 YEAR END FIGURES THAT WILL CHANGE ANYTHING FUNDAMENTALLY OR MUCH DIFFERENTLY !!!!!

      Keep your ego and national pride ! That is where your navel and brains meet !

      LAUGH…..LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH….LAUGH !

      N.B. : all numbers taken from the same source at World CIA fact book. Feel free to check by yourselves…… or use the source of your choice. THEY CANT CHANGE BY MUCH THE END RESULTS ANYWAY !!!

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