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Business Reforms in Brazil

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2018

Trading across Borders: Brazil reduced the time for documentary compliance for both exporting and importing by enhancing its electronic data interchange system. This reform applies to both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

DB2017

Starting a Business: Brazil reduced the time needed to start a business by implementing an online portal for business licenses in Rio de Janeiro. However, Brazil also made starting a business more difficult by shortening the opening hours of the business registry in Rio de Janeiro.

Trading across Borders: Brazil made trading across borders easier by implementing an electronic system for importing, which reduced the time required for documentary compliance. This reform applies to both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Enforcing Contracts: Brazil made enforcing contracts easier through a new mediation law—that includes financial incentives for parties to attempt mediation—and a new code of civil procedure. These reforms apply to both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Labor Market Regulation: Brazil expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits to employees with one year of continuous work experience. This reform applies to both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

DB2016

Registering Property: Brazil made transferring property in São Paulo more expensive by increasing the property transfer tax.

Trading across Borders: Brazil reduced the time for documentary and border compliance for exporting by implementing the electronic SISCOMEX Portal system. This reform applies to both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

DB2013

Registering Property: Brazil made transferring property more difficult by introducing a new certificate on good standing on labor debts, adding to the number of due diligence procedures.

Enforcing Contracts: Brazil made enforcing contracts easier by implementing an electronic system for filing initial complaints at the São Paulo civil district court.

Labor Market Regulation: Brazil increased the notice period applicable in cases of redundancy dismissal of employees.

DB2012

Getting Credit: Brazil improved its credit information system by allowing private credit bureaus to collect and share positive information.

DB2011

Starting a Business: Brazil eased business start-up by further enhancing the electronic synchronization between federal and state tax authorities.

DB2010

Starting a Business: Brazil made starting a business easier by eliminating the requirement to obtain a fire brigade license and inspection before obtaining an operating permit from the municipality.

Paying Taxes: Brazil made paying taxes less costly for companies by abolishing the tax on check transactions.

DB2009

Trading across Borders: Brazil reduced the time for exporting and importing by implementing the electronic data interchange systems SISCARGA and SISCOMEX CARGA as well as a risk-based inspection system for cargo. An increase in the number of banks offering letters of credit also contributed to the reduction in time.

DB2008

Trading across Borders: Brazil made trading across borders easier by updating its electronic data interchange system for customs.

Enforcing Contracts: Brazil made enforcing contracts easier by updating and streamlining its civil procedure rules.