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APEX Brasil - Advisory services to upgarde APEX trade intelligence unit
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and the ITC have entered into a contractual agreement for ITC to provide advisory services to strengthen the capacity of Apex-Brasil to upgrade its Trade Intelligence Unit. The consultancy services entailed by this contract shall empower Apex-Brasil to build a new trade intelligence platform. Building upon the input provided by the ITC and making use of artificial intelligence tools available in the market, Apex-Brasil will be able to develop a groundbreaking trade intelligence platform. Such platform shall be fully customized to its needs, and capable of conducting automated research, in a permanent and qualified manner, not only in English but in Portuguese as well. With this new trade intelligence platform, Apex-Brasil will be better equipped to respond to the needs of its external clients, be them business associations, be them exporting companies or potential exporters. Additionally, Apex-Brasil will be able to reach countless companies, providing them with up-to-date and precise information on business opportunities in foreign markets. ITC will provide advisory services to assist Apex-Brasil in conceptualizing, designing and building its new trade intelligence platform. ITC’s deliveries are clearly defined in 21 projects outputs, as agreed in the contract signed with Apex-Brasil in July 2008. Originally in force until January 2010, the contract was extended by an Amendment to the Contract until 30 June 2010, signed on 12 November 2009.
Notes/Key results
The intended Beneficiary Countries are listed below.
Trade Information
Project Number BRA/65/01A
Trade Category Business Support Services and Institutions
Dates 04/09/2008 - 30/06/2010
Reporting Agency International Trade Centre (ITC)
Implementing Agencies / Countries International Trade Centre (ITC)
Business Development Company Ltd of Trinidad & Tobago
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Brazil
Invited Countries
E-mail contact / Web Address
itcreg@intracen.org / http://www.intracen.org


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