Includes official and accepted business languages spoken in this country/economy.
Last Published: 7/5/2017

Portuguese is Brazil’s official language. English proficiency varies among Brazilian businesses. It is usually a good idea to have an interpreter accompany you to meetings and on business calls. Correspondence and product literature should be in Portuguese, and English is preferred as a substitute over Spanish. Specifications and other technical data should be in the metric system.
 

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