How to invest in Brazil
In accordance with current investment incentive policies for economic and social development, Brazil has development agencies that provided approximately R$165 billions in 2014.
Investment project financing is granted under special terms and conditions, at reduced interest rates that vary according to region, company size, and industry.
- National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES): operates nationwide and is considered the main source of long-term funding;
- Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG): operates exclusively in the state of Minas Gerais, Southeast of Brazil;
- Southern Regional Development Bank (BRDE): operates in all three Southern states of Brazil.
With funds from the National Treasury, these are managed by three banks which provide funding to projects located in the North, Northeast, Midwest and in some cities in the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo (SUDENE region):
- North Constitutional Fund (FNO): operated by Banco da Amazônia;
- Northeast Constitutional Fund (FNE): operated by Banco do Nordeste;
- Midwest Constitutional Fund (FCO): operated by Banco do Brasil.
These funds are managed by federal banks which provide resources to projects located in the same region of the constitutional funds, but focused on structuring projects with large capacity for new business and new productive activities.
- Northeast Development Fund (FDNE);
- Amazon Development Fund (FDA);
- Center-West Development Fund (FDCO);
- Development Fund (FDA);
- Center-West Development Fund (FDCO).