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07/07/2017 - 16:23hs

Brazilians: 20,000 businesses abroad

Survey by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows that there are near 20,000 micro and small registered businesses owned by Brazilians abroad. The majority is located in the United States.

Brasília – Beans, cheese bread, coffee and tapioca are some of the products Brazilians miss when they move to another country. Before this longing demand, some fellow countrymen turn it in businesses. According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty) made available this Friday (7), there are near 20,000 micro and small registered businesses owned by Brazilian throughout the world. The United States host the majority of them, exactly 9,000, followed by Japan, with 1,500, and France, with 1,320.

The so called nostalgic market is the most traditional sector, especialized in selling homeland products to Brazilian communities abroad. Besides food, clothing and other consumer goods, the businesses also include services such as beauty salons, gyms, and dance and capoeira schools.

Due to the expansion of this market, Itamaraty have planned action to encourage and support the micro and small entrepreneurs abroad. Today, as part of these planned measures, the ministry launched 16 guides, focusing on 13 countries, with specific guidelines of how to be a entrepreneurs in each location. Overall, Brazil has near 3.1 million nationals living abroad.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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