International Trade and Customs

Specialized Advice for Global Companies

According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Brazil held the position of the twenty-second and twenty-eighth most important exporter and importer (respectively) in 2016.

Both China and the European Union are important markets for Brazilian exports. With a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) index of 2% to 3.3% of GDP, the country continues to attract a high percentage of foreign investment within Latin America.

Almeida Advogados recognizes that success in international trade requires sophisticated legal advice, coupled with ample experience in this highly-specific field.

US$ 47.6 bi
Brazilian trade surplus in 2016
9th
largest economy worldwide: Brazil’s position in the WTO ranking


Our firm assists Brazilian and foreign clients alike to maximize their business opportunities in the country and abroad, while acting strategically to reduce our clients’ operational risks.

Examples of projects undertaken by our International Trade and Customs team include:

  • Managing and advising on administrative and judicial proceedings related to the failure to comply with customs regulations and properly classify goods for tax purposes;

  • Undertaking arbitration and litigation under the rules of international arbitration panels;

  • Reviewing clients’ compliance with WTO rules;

  • Negotiating and drafting international agreements and trade defense measures;

  • Providing strategic advice on commercial defense, antidumping and subsidies;

  • Rendering assistance in obtaining the application of certain (import/export) customs regimes and Ex-Tariff.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
BANKING & FINANCE CAPITAL MARKETS Private Equity
Infrastructure and Project Finance
ENERGY MINING Oil & Gas
Labor, Employment and Social Security
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY