segunda-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2013

IS IT SUPER EASY TO IMPORT FROM CHINA TO BRAZIL? WHY DOES IT HAPPEN SO MUCH?



Dear Adler,

How can a blooming trade between China and Brazil be explained, given all the import barriers, and troublesome bureaucracy in Brazil?

Are there special agreements, or perhaps deregulations apply as far as imports from China are concerned?

It has been impossible for me to find information that confirms so. Perhaps you could help me.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards

Konstantina

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Dear Konstantina, 


I'm flattered that you would ask me that. How did you find me? Through the blog?

The answer is, indeed, very simple: China is cheap. 

Actually, in my opinion Brazil should be importing a lot more from China, is spite of the import taxes and bureaucracy. I think the Brazilian entrepreneurs are still shy and not very prone to international trade, specially in states other than São Paulo and Rio. 

Few Brazilians participate in trade fairs in China (Canton fair, etc.). They usually wait until the foreign sellers comes to Brazil in order to present they products. 

In pure economic terms, it makes little sense to produce anything in Brazil at all. Everything should be imported. 

I'm hearing a lot of people talking about importing from Vietnam and Malaysia, too. 

I hope this helps. May I post this in my blog? It is a very interesting subject. 


Regards, 

Adler

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Dear Adler,

Thank you very much for your prompt response.

Yes, I got to know you through your blog and was impressed by the responsible, qualified answers you give.

I work for a company in Denmark and we are currently evaluating how attractive the Brazilian market is for our machines. 

Part of my market analysis involves trade barriers and your blog resulted in my search. I then read plenty about the fast growing trade economy between the two countries and curiosity stepped in.

Now I understand that China is cheap, import taxes are cumulative so even though taxes might reach 100% on top of invoiced price it will still be cheaper than importing from a not so cheap country to begin with. 

It explains it very clearly.

Thank you again Adler.

I'm flattered that you found my question interesting, you may certainly post it on your blog :)

Konstantina


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Dear Konstantina, 


Thank you very much for the compliments. 

You are the third Danish client I have helped this year. Maybe I should visit Denmark. 


Regards, 

Adler


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