Trading Companies (TC) are enterprises specialized in exporting products to various markets, providing business opportunities for Brazilian micro and small businesses , because they are able to distribute through various channels and establish customer relationship abroad.
The establishment of a common trading company is governed by the same law used for the opening of any commercial or industrial enterprise , taking any corporate form . For a exporting company to be considered a Trading Company based in Decree Law 1.248/72 (external link), it must comply with the requirements of SECEX Ordinance No. 23 of 14/07/11 (external link), articles 247-253, in order to obtain a Certificate of Special Registration .
There are several advantages for micro and small enterprises to establish affiliation with trading companies, such as: business relationships , contracts , logistics, finance and customs . The knowledge and mastery of the TC on those topics related to foreign trade assist producers to conquer new international markets.
Apex-Brasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency launched the Brasil Trade Guide (external link) , which aims to promote exports of Brazilian products through Trading Companies.
More information on the list of authorized trading companies (external link).