The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has revealed that Brazilian food exports to the Arab countries totaled USD 10.6 billion in 2011, representing a significant percentage of the USD 80 billion worth of Brazil’s total food exports. Among the most exported food products from Brazil include sugar, meats and cereals, followed by citrus, coffee, beans, wheat and poultry.

Leveraging the strong trade relations between Brazil and the Arab countries, the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Apex Brasil will be organising a specialised networking event titled Food Sector Buyer Project 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil from July 9th to 14th. Following a recent ABCC-led trade mission to the UAE,Kuwait andJordan, the upcoming event has already generated major interest from Arab companies involved in the food and beverage business, given the business matchmaking platform that the event presents.

Michel Alaby, Director General of the Arab Chamber


The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce represents 22 Arab countries. It was established in 1952 with the mission of strengthening commercial bonds between Brazil and the Arab countries, while increasing cultural and tourism exchange between Arabs and Brazilians. The entity provides various services, such as document certification, market data, translation, among others, and promotes events, workshops and courses. It also offers the Commercial Knowledge Centre, a reference centre for research on commercial relations between Brazil and the Arab countries.'

Michael Byrne

Before joining SME Advisor as an Assistant Editor in 2010 I obtained a Bachelors Civil Law Degree (Hons) from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, in 2005. I worked as a trainee lawyer in Dublin, Ireland, specialising in defence litigation and criminal law before obtaining a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Cardiff in 2009. At present I am the Editor of SME Advisor Middle East, which is a publication within the CPI Business Group. You can follow me on twitter: @mikey_byrne or @SMEadvisorME. Also, you can join me on Linkedin (Mike Byrne) or at (SME Advisor).