Delaware businesses have terrific expansion opportunities in Brazil, and our new trade rep Fabio Yukio Yamada can help you find them.
Mr. Yamada brings over 35 years of experience in business development to the position, working previously as an international executive at several top global corporations, including Johnson & Johnson, Chemical Bank and DuPont before taking on his role as a senior international trade advisor at the international consulting firm Tradebrz.
As senior international trade advisor, Mr. Yamada manages the export interests of his U.S. clients, networking with more than 200 different Brazilian companies each year. He is also involved in international trade and project financing with several prominent banks, including PNC Bank and Sabadell Bank.
Mr. Yamada holds an MBA in International Marketing from Carleton University, Canada, and has earned advanced degrees in International Business and Finance in Japan and Brazil. Mr. Yamada has been involved in international trade as Sales Director for various Latin American corporations since 1996, and has served as the trade representative for several U.S. states since 2001.
Brazil is the United States’ seventh-largest export market, importing $42.4 billion in U.S. goods last year, 15 percent of Brazil’s total imported goods. The U.S. holds a sizable trade surplus with Brazil, which reached $12 billion last year.
U.S. services are also in high demand in Brazil: U.S. companies exported $24 billion in services in 2012.
Brazil has a large and diversified economy that offers U.S. companies significant opportunities for exporting goods and services and partnering with national distributors and representatives.