Brazil is the economic engine of South America and Germany’s most important trade partner among the Mercosur states. Vice versa, Germany is the most important trade partner in Europe for Brazil. In 2017, the trade volume between both countries reached 16.5 billion euros. The extensive trade relations between Germany and Brazil are shaped by exports of German industrial products, like pharmaceuticals, automotive components, fertilizers, measuring instruments and medical equipment. German imports from Brazil consist primarily of commodities such as coffee beans, soy flour, soy beans, iron and copper, but also includes a substantial share of industrial products such as combustion engines, electric motors, automotive parts and metal products.

Within the framework of the Global Project Quality Infrastructure, Brazil and Germany have been engaging in a technical and political dialogue on quality infrastructure since 2017, with the aim to reduce technical barriers to trade and to improve consumer protection. The political partner of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Brazil is the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC). Standardisation, conformity assessment, accreditation and market surveillance are the key topics of the dialogue.


Florian Remann

Head of Country Component Brazil
Global Project Quality Infrastructure


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
SCN Quadra 1 Bloco C Sala 1511 - 15º andar Ed. Brasília Trade Center
70711-902 Brasília – DF, Brasil

Telefon: +55 61 2101 2178


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Über die Auswirkungen des Regierungswechsels für deutsche Unternehmen diskutieren am 28. November in einem Webinar der Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) drei Brasilien-Experten.


Brasilien hat im August ein neues Bundesgesetz zum Schutz personenbezogener Daten verabschiedet, das Anfang 2020 offiziell in Kraft treten wird. Das brasilianische Datenschutzgesetz folgt im Wesentlichen den Vorgaben der EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung.

The Brazilian Foreign Trade Council (CAMEX) has recently issued Brazil’s first Foreign Trade Regulatory Agenda. The Agenda serves as a regulatory planning instrument for 2018 and 2019 and shall assist the Federal Government in the identification and organization of strategic foreign trade regulations. It outlines existing laws and regulations that require review, amendment, update or revocation.

Am 13. November hat die Gründungssitzung der Deutsch-Brasilianischen Arbeitsgruppe zur Qualitätsinfrastruktur stattgefunden.


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