Brazil - Commercial Guide
Project Financing

Includes how major projects are financed and gives examples where relevant. Explains activities of the multilateral development banks in and other aid-funded projects where procurement is open to U.S. bidders.

Last published date: 2019-10-13

EXIM provides both export insurance and working capital for U.S. exporters and guaranteed loans for Brazilian importers. Contact the international department of your bank for information regarding correspondent banks in Brazil and to see if they work with EXIM. You will also find contact information for EXIM insurance brokers and guaranteed lenders at Exim.gov website. 

OPIC provides financial products, such as loans and guaranties; political risk insurance; and support for investment funds to help American businesses expand into emerging markets. Under the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act (BUILD Act) of October 2018, the USG’s existing development finance functions, currently conducted by OPIC and the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be consolidated in one agency, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, which will is scheduled to begin operating in October 2019. As a higher-income developing (second world) country Brazil will likely need a waiver to qualify for USIDFC financing.

Multilateral Development Banks
The US Commercial Service maintains Commercial Liaison Offices (CLO) in each of the main Multilateral Development Banks, including the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. These institutions lend billions of dollars in developing countries on projects aimed at accelerating economic growth and social development by reducing poverty and inequality, improving health and education, and advancing infrastructure development. These Commercial officers help American businesses learn how to get involved in bank-funded projects, and advocate on behalf of American bidders.