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Import taxes in Brazil

Brazil has strict anti-dumping laws in place to protect Brazil’s local production.  Import taxes in Brazil vary widely depending on the product but its not uncommon to be as high as 100% on consumer electronics and clothing.  This one of the reasons why Brazil is so expensive. For a great resource in finding the import tax for products you are looking to import, see the import tax tool on TheBrazilBusiness.

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How much do employees cost in Brazil

How much do employees cost in Brazil

Anyone will tell you that employee costs are extremely expensive in Brazil and they are easy to underestimate.   Despite the fact everyone knows this, the actual taxes and benefits are usually left for the accountant to deal with.  This is no good for an entrepreneur how needs to write a business plan. So, to make it easy for you to plan your costs, here is a simulation the costs of hiring someone CLT at a salary of …

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Top 7 reasons why group buying sites are popular in Brazil

Group buying sites like Peixe Urbano and Groupon exploded in Brazil in 2010.  Understanding why they were so successful will help to better understand the Brazilian market.  Here are 7 reasons why group buying sites are so popular: 1) High margins on consumer services.  The margins of expensive restaurants in Brazil are higher than their counterparts abroad.  According to a contact at Groupon, it is possible for a high end restaurant to sell with a …

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4 reasons why franchising is so popular in Brazil

With over 1,000 franchises and more than 62,500 outlets, Brazil is one of the largest franchising countries in the world. Here are a few of the reasons why: 1) Expensive to develop a brand: Developing a brand is about developing trust and Brazil is a country with low social capital e.g. people don’t easily trust each other. It takes time and a lot of money to build consumer trust and franchises allow this cost to …

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Top 11 reasons why Brazil is so expensive

Top 11 reasons why Brazil is so expensive

Brazil living costs are extremely expensive, especially for foreigners. Front page of Epoca magazine’s September 2011 article “Why is Brazil so expensive” shows data on the cost of cars in Brazil compared with other countries, costing twice the price in Brazil compared with the US. Front page of March 2012 edition of Brazil’s Veja magazine: “Why Brazil has the most expensive iPhone in the world” presented benchmarks of everyday products (shoes, jeans, electronics) in Brazil …

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Top 4 reasons why furniture is expensive in Brazil

Furniture in Brazil is incredibly expense.  There are actually reasons for this aside from the general reasons why Brazil is so expensive.  I offer the following explanation. 1) Wood prices Brazil has some of the highest stocks of wood in the world, but is a smaller exporter relative to indonesia for example. The reason is that unfortunately, a lot of wood is produced illegally. Illegally sourced wood is used in many local industries and is very …

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