I. Culture and Generalities
1.1. Country overview: language, climate, time zone, holidays, measurement system and currency. 1.2. Characteristics of the workforce: education, skills, experience, believes and habits. This module is important because it eases the adaptation process and explicates the idiosyncrasy of the Brazilian labor force. It should be included as this information is important to start operations in a new market and work with people from a different country. II. Laws and Regulations
2.1 Export/import policies, tariffs, quotas, free trade zones and Mercosur free trade agreement. 2.2 Tax system, antitrust law, environmental laws and state and federal regulatory agencies. This session is important because it familiarizes with the government policies and informs about how they affect and benefit the logistics networks in Brazil. It should be included because this knowledge is essential for the compliance with federal and state requirements. III. Risk Management
3.1 Risks definition and mitigation: contingency plans.
This topic is important because it analyses the potential risks associated with working in Brazil, such as: natural disasters, accidents, thefts, strikes, and delays. It should be included because being prepared for eventualities decreases their impact and optimizes how one reacts toward them. IV. Conditions of the Transportation Infrastructure
4.1 Deficiencies in the infrastructure: interstate highways, railroads, seaports and airports. 4.2 Incapability of existing carriers: resources, performance and experience. This part is important because it informs about the conditions of the limited transportation network and what unsafe practices should be avoided. It should be included because it enlightens on the current infrastructure and teaches how to optimize its usages despite its deficiencies. V. Operating Environment
5.1 Political and economic...