Tuesday, November 17, 2009
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Miller Thomson LLP
Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters and CCA-BC present
Brazil is on the spotlights because its impressive economy and outstanding opportunities.
Several BC companies are already doing business in Brazil and you should learn how big this market is for your products and services.
CCA BC and Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters present a seminar:
Doing Business in Brazil
Registration – Online: www.iecanadaregistration.com
8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast9:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks Maggie Weaver – I.E.Canada
9:10 am Doing Business in BrazilMr. Nudelman will provide an overview of business investment opportunities inBrazil and what Brazil has to offer for Canadian importers and exporters.Andre Nudelman – ChairmanCanadian Council For The Americas, BC
9:30 am The Trade Commissioner Service-Your Business Partner in BrazilLearn about Canada-Brazil commercial relations, and how the Trade CommissionerService can help your business grow in the region through their network of expertsin Brazil. Whether you are exporting a product or service, investing in an overseasmanufacturing plant or seeking R&D partnerships with foreign institutions, theTrade Commissioner Service is at your service.Julie Lewis – Trade CommissionerForeign Affairs and International Trade Canada – Vancouver
10:00 am Canada and Brazil Trade: What You Need to Know for Investing, and ExportingIn this session you will learn about investment rules and tax considerations forCanadian investors, as well as export laws, rules and procedures and taxconsiderations for Canadian companies.Daniel L. Kiselbach Partner – Miller Thomson LLPCheryl Teron, Partner, Miller Thomson LLPMarcello Mansur Haddad, Partner, Mattos Filho, Brazil
10:45 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am Import Duty and Tax Implications for Canadian Businesses Exporting to BrazilIn this session you will learn about different industries’ experiences of importing intoBrazil; what the duty and tariff implications are; examples of different value addedtaxes for different industries, and; what resources are available to you to assist withthis process.Angelos Xilinas – Senior ManagerTrade & Customs Practice – KPMG LLP11:15 am Experiences of a Brazilian Business OwnerSuperficial knowledge can lead to wrong and costly decisions when entering into theBrazilian market. A multi-business owner will share the challenges faced, lessonslearned, and successes of owning a business in Brazil. Hear about the interest of Canadian Government and companies in expanding commercial relations with Braziland about the Brazilian government and companies interest on attracting investments and to invest in Canada.Andre Nudelman – ChairmanCanadian Council For The Americas, BC
11:45 am Export Development Canada (EDC) – Where Do We Fit In? Brian HughesDistrict ManagerExport Development Canada12:15 pm Closing Remarks Maggie WeaverI.E.Canada