Brazil Trade Associations
ABIT – Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association
The Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (Abit), founded in 1957*, is one of the most important entities among the economic sectors of the Country It represents a production force of 30,000 companies located throughout the national territory, companies of all sizes that employ over 1.7 million workers and together generate an annual revenue of R$57.6 billion (2012 data).
The Brazilian Textile and Apparel Sector stands out in the world scenario not only thanks to its professionalism, creativity and technology, but also by the size of its textile facilities: it is the fifth largest textile and the fourth clothing industry in the world, the second largest denim producer, and the third in knitwear production. Self-sufficient in cotton production, Brazil produces 7 billion garments per year, being a worldwide reference in beachwear, jeanswear, and homewear. Other segments are also gaining international market share such as our womenswear, menswear, children’s wear, fitness, and underwear.
Confederação das Associações Comerciais e Empresariais do Brasil (CACB) / Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a chamber of commerce located in the city of Brasilia in the country of Brazil.
National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) is the official government body responsible for Industrial Property rights in Brazil being a federal autarchy of the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services.