Brazil-Canada Bilateral Relations

Important Facts

Brazil-Canada Bilateral trade

  • Total Imports & Exports: CAD 8.715 billion (2020)
  • Brazil Exports to Canada: CAD 6,572 billion (2020)
  • Main Commodities: Inorganic Chemicals | Precious Stones & Metals | Machinery | Iron & Steel | Aluminium Oxide | Petroleum Oils | Sugar | Orange Juice | Gold | Coffee | Insulin and Antibiotics
  • Brazil Imports from Canada: CAD 2,142 billion (2020)
  • Main Commodities: Fertilizers| Machinery & Parts | Mineral Fuels & Oils | Aircraft & Parts

Key Sectors for Bilateral Partnerships

  • Infrastructure
  • Life Sciences
  • ICT
  • Oil & Gas
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Ocean Technology
  • Agri-Food
  • Clean Technologies
  • Power
  • Mining
  • Defense & Security
  • Tourism
  • Services

FDI – Main Canadian Investors in Brazil

  • Kinross
  • Celestica
  • Vaaldiam
  • Bombardier
  • Yamana Gold
  • Scotiabank
  • Brookfield
  • BMO
  • SNC Lanvalin
  • Golder & Associates
  • CAE
  • Quebecor World
  • RIM

FDI – Main Brazilian investors in Canada

  • Vale
  • Votorantim / St Mary’s Cement
  • Gerdau \ Ameristeel
  • Ambev / Labatt
  • 3G (Burger King / Tim Hortons)

Brazil-Canada Bilateral Agreements

The Canada-Brazil Framework Agreement for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation

This agreement serves as framework under which Canadian and Brazilian partners from industry, academia and government can collaborate on joint research and development (R&D) projects, scientific conferences and workshops, exchanges and loans of equipment and materials, as well as student and researcher mobility.

Bilateral Development Cooperation Program

Canada and Brazil signed a MOU on International Development Cooperation Effectiveness in 2011, aiming to seek to advance the Canada-Brazil development relationship through policy dialogue, joint policy research, enhanced institutional linkages, and technical cooperation activities in third countries.

Canada also maintains a Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) designed to support small projects that offer direct social, economic or technical assistance to local populations, proposed and implemented by local organizations in Brazil.

Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Mobility and Scientific Cooperation

The Canadian government encourages strengthening people-to-people exchanges for their potential to enrich the Canada-Brazil relationship. This MOU was signed to encourage innovation between the two countries and support joint research projects.

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