The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) and the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brazil) held from August 6 to 10 a Ministerial Mission to West Africa in the cities of Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, In Ghana. This mission included eight Brazilian companies that manufacture machines and equipment, a sector considered strategic for business in those countries. The objective of the Mission was to bring Brazilian companies and local importers closer together, as well as to promote strategic partnerships and international business.
A specific agenda was organized, which included seminars, technical visits and business meetings in both countries. According to the commercial promotion manager of ABIMAQs External Market Division, Marco Carlotti, who accompanied the entourage in the machinery and equipment sector, the contacts made were very productive.
On the first day of the mission in Lagos, Nigeria, the Brazilian delegation received a visit from Ambassador Maria Auxiliadora Figueiredo, from the Brazilian Embassy in Nigeria, who participated in BusinessForum Brasil-Nigeria. Meetings were held with more than 30 Nigerian companies, interested in the products offered by the entourage of the machinery and equipment sector.
According to Apex-Brazil data, Brazilian exports to Nigeria in 2016 reached US $ 731 million, a growth of 6% compared to 2015. Foreign sales to Ghana in 2016 totaled US $ 213 million, with a A significant increase of 16.5% compared to the previous period.
Industry companies that participated in the Business Mission to West Africa
â¢ Eurolatte do Brasil;
â¢ Carlos Becker Metallurgical;
â¢ Agricultural Implements Jan S / A;
â¢ Industry Implementos AgrÃcolas Vence Tudo;
â¢ LS Control Automation;
â¢ Marchesan Imp. MACH. Agricultural Tatu S / A;
â¢ Piccin MÃ¡quinas AgrÃcolas Ltda;
â¢ WEG Brasil.