Brazil - Country Commercial Guide
Selling Factors and Techniques

Identifies common practices to be aware of when selling in this market, e.g., whether all sales material need to be in the local language.

Last published date: 2022-01-23

Price and payment terms are extremely important sales factors. Generally, U.S. goods are trusted for their high quality; however, depending on quality as the primary competitive advantage may be risky. To be competitive U.S. companies should adapt their products to local technical requirements and culture. In some sectors, competing with an increasing number of Chinese imports can be difficult because of their low prices; therefore, emphasizing product quality, customer service, after-sales service, financing arrangements, and warranty terms are key competitive advantages for U.S. companies. As Brazilian companies slowly become more concerned with environmental stewardship, it is advisable to demonstrate commitment to sustainable development practices when introducing new products into this market.

Limitations on Selling US Products and Services

There are no significant limitations on selling U.S. products or services to the Brazilian market, as long as the exporter or seller complies with the regulations and laws that apply to the specific product.