The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Trade and Investment Promotion Department of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil and the Brazilian Embassy in Algeria, is taking seven Brazilian companies to Djazagro – International Food Industry Exhibition to be held in Algiers, the Algerian capital, from 23rd to 26th April. The trade fair will exhibit agricultural equipment and machinery, general foodstuff and services related to the food chain.
In 2011, Algeria was the fourth greatest purchaser of Brazilian products among the Arab countries. Brazilian exports to the region totaled USD 1.5 billion, an increase of 78% in relation to 2010. Among the ten most imported products, eight are within the agriculture and food sectors, such as sugar, cereals, coffee, mechanical shovels, machinery for planting, tobacco and processed fruits.
On the other hand, Brazilian imports of Algerian products reached USD 3.1 billion in 2011, an increase of 32% in relation to the previous year. Mainly mineral products, oil and oil products were imported. The imports result ensured Algeria the lead position in the list of Arab suppliers, according to information released by the Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretariat (SECEX).
Minerva, Baldan Implementos Agrícolas, Pankommerz Representação Comercial, Columbia Trading, and the Association of Brazilian Beef Exporters (Abiec) have already confirmed their presence at Djazagro.
In June, in partnership with the Ministry of External Relations and the Brazilian Embassy in Beirut, Brazilian companies will have the opportunity to participate with the Arab Chamber at Project Lebanon International Fair, in Beirut, where opportunities in civil construction, machinery, electricity and energy production will be the highlights of the event. For further information, please visit www.ccab.org.br.
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