Brazilian Trading companies
Trading Companies

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).

More information on the Brazilian Foreign Trade Companies Association (Abece) (external link).