Wed, 30 November 2016

DIT – Department for International Trade – is the new department charged with developing trade and investment policy and promoting exports and investment around the globe. The department has a wide remit, incorporating the negotiation of trade deals and free trade agreements, as well as providing the international support previously provided by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and working with the UK’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF) providing financial export support. As said by the International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox: “By bringing together the whole of government, industry and our extensive overseas network, we’ll be able to champion British business better and help them take advantage of the global appetite for British goods and services”.

Market news

The Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM) which aims at protecting the marine environment from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms in ballast water carried by ships will come into force in the second semester of 2017. This convention will create a new rules which will affect the Brazilian marine sector and may force improvements to the Brazilian offshore fleet.


Export Opportunities   

Brazil – Lifting equipment for use in the oil and gas industry

Opportunity to suppliers of lifting equipment and maintenance services.

Brazil – Engines for use in the marine and oil & gas sector

Opportunity to supply engines to the Brazilian marine and oil & gas industry.

Brazil – Company seeks suppliers of waste management and disposal solutions

The local company is looking for UK suppliers of solutions for oil & gas offshore and marine waste management and disposal.

Brazil – Company seeks suppliers for tank cleaning solutions

A local representative company is looking for partners that offer tank cleaning solutions for the marine and offshore industries.


Exporting to Brazil

Thinking about exporting to Brazil?

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with a population of approximately 190 million. Also, it is the world’s sixth largest economy and by far the largest in South America.

If you are thinking about exporting to Brazil, please read our “Brazil export overview” at:

For additional information, the DIT Energy team is prepared to help you, send us an enquiry!

How can DIT assist you in Brazil

The DIT Team can provide advice on how to do business in Brazil, explain the different routes to the market and facilitate introductions to key experts in the areas of logistics, tax advisers, lawyers, banks, visas, recruiting, relocation, Petrobras registration, etc.  

DIT can also provide tailor-made services to your business, from initial research to arranging a market visit, or using our contacts and facilities to help you close a deal. We draw on the expertise of our overseas staff, which has local language skills, market knowledge and extensive political and commercial contacts.


Chris Wall, DIT Specialist - Marine


Tel: +44 (0)7954 433169

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