Enterprise Florida is hosting the first-ever Service Export Mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil, from June 23 – 27, 2018. Brazil is the largest economy in Latin America and the eighth largest economy in the world. It is ranked as the United States’ tenth-largest export market and Florida’s largest trade partner with bilateral trade of US$19.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 9.4% over 2016. Services account for two-thirds of Brazil’s $1.8 trillion economy and, with their strong preference for doing business with Florida, our state’s service providers are ideally positioned for growth.
As part of EFI’s Gold Key Package, participants will have the opportunity to take advantage of the unparalleled trade facilitation services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) in Sao Paulo. The USCS offers a variety of products and services designed to facilitate U.S. exports and foreign direct investment opportunities and will coordinate all one-on-one Gold Key Service appointments for this mission.
The U.S. Commercial Service will schedule one-on-one appointments with pre-screened Brazilian companies that have expressed an interest in your services. Gold Key participation will be limited to Florida service companies that best meet the participation criteria. Selection of these firms will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Final selection will be determined by the U.S. Commercial Service Officer after the application is reviewed to ensure market suitability. The price of this service is $1,300 for the first company representative. This option is limited to 25 companies.
Florida service companies that best meet the participation criteria may qualify for a Gold Key Grant, which will offset 100% of the Matchmaking Registration fee for the first company representative. A separate application process will be required for this grant.