Ranges from participation in internationalization programs, focusing on the promotion of business and exchange of knowledge, to contracts for technology transfer and preparation of trade agreements between companies and institutions from different countries.
Created in 1993 by the European Commission, the AL-Invest program promotes medium and long term agreements between small and medium companies in Europe and Latin America, through projects aimed at increasing competitiveness, trade promotion, institutional strengthening, and partnership with public institutions.
The development of these projects provides Latin American and European companies with conditions to look for ways of achieving the most diverse types of business: transfer of technology and know-how, joint ventures, strategic alliances, partnerships, trade and distribution agreements, purchase and sale, among others.
AL-Invest aims to promote the internationalization of companies starting with joint actions between institutions and organizations in Latin America and the European Union.
This is a program in partnership with trade offices in the United States to disseminate information on trade opportunities and the supply and demand of products to a network of Brazilian authorities that are equipped for such a purpose.
A Brazilian network of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil used to circulate information on investment demands collected by the commercial services of different Brazilian embassies abroad.
Starting with international cooperation, the CIN offers:
• Seminars, courses, and conferences;
• Technical visits;
• Detailed information concerning the markets, laws, and standards;
• Business meetings, and
• Direct support, advice, and follow-up.
The project aims to promote the development and training of companies to do business in the international market by establishing an export culture in the companies, developing actions directed towards the international market, and effectuating foreign trade operations, with technical support from partner agencies, outside consultants, and trade agents.
The initiative is performed in conjunction with the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) and other partners, including the Department of Economic Development of Minas Gerais, the Brazilian Support Service of Micro and Small Businesses, and the Foundation for the Support of Research of the State of Minas Gerais. The sectors covered by the project are food and beverages, footwear, metal mechanics, perfumery, and cosmetics.
Among other activities, it conducts diagnoses of the included sectors, defines action strategies and work plans, offers technical training in foreign trade, adaptation of processes and products to foreign markets, trade promotion, and the realization of business deals.