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Political environment4
Overview of the gov't, names of key officials4
Major political themes5
Relations with Canada, including agreements5
Are there any Canadian restrictions or controls on exporting to the target country?7 Govt stability over last ~5 years7
Attitudes to foreign trade (e.g. foreign direct investment or discriminatory treatment of foreigners?)8 Political and other risks8
Bribery and corruption analysis8
Other risks identified through TI website (Review your country’s National Integrity System report)9 Any fiscal impediments: e.g. limits on investments? Repatriation of profits?9 Economic environment and trends10

domestic economy: income per capita in $CDN10
GDP trends & forecasts11
% interest rates history12
Credit and currency risks13
Analysis of currency fluctuations (vs. Canadian $) and inflationary environment (in each chosen country) over last few years, plus forecasts.13 Recommendations to firm about any precautions needed to deal with exchange, currency controls and inflation with that country.16 Size of the market17

Population of your area/country, including basic demographic breakdowns (e.g. By age/gender)17 Population trends last 3-5 years17
Incomes trends last 3-5 years19
Your analysis: Overall, considering the above, is it a good potential market for the corporation and its product?19 Media Availability20
Availability and quality of possible media (e.g. TV, Print, Radio, internet (usage), outdoor ads) – do not just list media, comment on what is appropriate and why20 Intellectual property protection21

IP protection offered by that country21
Your analysis: What can the firm do to reduce the risk or protect their IP?23 Overview of other regulatory issues23
Legal system23
Regulatory environment24
Short discussion of any existing trade agreements with Canada and the agencies that make decisions in disputes.24 Outline of contractual conditions that must be covered25
Business Customs25
Description of business customs typical for country25
Include overview of how to develop business relationships and estimated amount of time needed26 Your analysis: How business customs will impact any negotiations27

Political environment
Overview of the gov't, names of key officials

Country name:
* Conventional long form: Federative Republic of Brazil
* Conventional short form: Brazil
Government type: federal republic
Capital: Brasilia
Administrative divisions: 26 states and 1 federal district
Independence: 7 September 1822 (from Portugal)
Constitution: 5 October 1988
Executive branch:
Chief of state: President Dilma Rousseff (since 1 January 2011); - the president is both the chief of state and head of government. Vice President Michel Temer (since 1 January 2011); Head of government: President Dilma Rousseff (since 1 January 2011); Vice President Michel Temer (since 1 January 2011) Other key officials:

* Min. of Development, Industry, & Trade Fernando Pimentel * Min. of Finance Guido Mantega
* Min. of Foreign Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota

Country name:
* Conventional long form: Republic of Singapore
* Conventional short form: Singapore
* Local long form: Republic of Singapore
* Local short form: Singapore
Government type: parliamentary republic
Capital: Singapore
Administrative divisions: none
Independence: 9 August 1965 (from Malaysian Federation)
Constitution: 3 June 1959; amended 1965 (based on pre-independence State of...
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