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The Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC) is a private, non-profit private sector organization founded in 1973. For 45 years, it has been an important liaison, bringing together individuals, companies, public and private institutions from various areas in both countries.

The Chamber’s extensive network of relationships and long-standing expertise are the basis of strong trade promotion work in the Brazilian and Canadian markets, including exports, imports and investments. The initiatives also include the finance, infrastructure, education, technology and innovation, culture, gastronomy and social areas.

To achieve the objectives of stimulating, supporting and expanding bilateral relations, CCBC counts on a team of highly qualified professionals, specialists in different fields of activity and ready to present customized solutions to the demands of the members. We are constantly producing unique market studies, mapping trends and identifying business opportunities, as well as surveying potential suppliers, buyers and partners.

An effective communication system and the modern physical structure available to the members complete the service offer. The dissemination of information takes place through several vehicles, such as Revista Brasil Canadá, the digital newsletter, podcasts, specific publications and social networks. The physical facilities of CCBC allow seminars and business meetings, organized by the Chamber, or by partners, and available for use by members.

Innovation and pioneering, strong brands of  CCBC since its foundation, led to the creation in 1979 of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation (CAM-CCBC), the first center in Brazil specialized in the administration of alternative dispute resolution methods (ADR). The CAM-CCBC serves companies from different countries with technical independence and confidentiality, and occupies a prominent position in the world industry scenario.

Our History

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1973

CCBC was founded, in São Paulo. With only 3 employees, the facility was in a gallery with two rooms on Augusta Street, downtown.

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1979

Change of facilities to Av. Faria Lima, in the south zone of São Paulo. Creation of the Arbitration and Mediation Center (CAM-CCBC).

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1996

CAM-CCBC growth after the promulgation in Brazil of the Arbitration Law 9.307.

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1996

CCBC stands firm and establishes itself as a neutral body and seeks a fair and balanced trade relationship. Chamber has its performance praised by public and private bodies of the two countries.

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2004

Because of the visit of the Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin to Brazil to begin a revitalization of bilateral relations, CCBC reinforces the position as interlocutor of the entrepreneurs.

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2006

CCBC moves to Rua do Rocio, in Vila Olímpia, São Paulo.

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2013

CCBC expands its facilities to about one thousand square meters on three floors of the Rua do Rocio building.

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2014

An extensive work of repositioning of all its activities and services begins. The Doing Business in Canada project promotes its first two major commercial missions of Brazilian entrepreneurs to Canada, one in the home utilities (UD) and the other in coffee. Both are highly successful and start a series of multisectoral activities.

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2015

Launch of the new corporate visual identity of the Chamber, solid and at the same time innovative, reflecting its new positioning and services.

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2016

CCBC starts to act more intensely in other Brazilian markets. Regionalization advances across cities and states. Chapter Chapter opened.

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2017

Process of expansion of the activity in the Canadian territory gains strength, with a greater internationalization of the actions and membership. In the facilities in São Paulo, inauguration of a new auditorium, with capacity for 90 people.

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2018

CCBC completes 45 years, with about 70 dedicated employees, a series of successful projects and partnerships with public and private agencies in both countries. In further expansion of its physical structure, the Chamber occupies a space of approximately 1.8 thousand square meters, distributed over four floors of the Rua do Rocio building.

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