Dealing With Construction Permits
 

Dealing with construction permits

Brazil is a very bureaucratic country and it can take several months to go through the red tape. Strategic International Solutions for Business – SIS4Biz has established relationships with private and government sectors with network resources in place to minimize the time and money spent with permits and licenses.

Below is snapshot of 1802 Latin American companies surveyed in 2009.

Permits And Licenses Brazil Region All countries
Days to Obtain Operating License 83.45 48.7 28.78
Days to Obtain Construction-related Permit 139.05 82.52 66.39
Days to Obtain Import License 43.13 25.67 19.57
% of Firms Identifying Business Licensing and Permits as Major Constraint*** 48.5 15.89 15.24

Shown below are the procedures, time, and costs to build a warehouse, including obtaining necessary licenses and permits, completing required notifications and inspections, and obtaining utility connections. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 183 economies) and the rankings by each topic. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Indicator Brazil Latin America & Caribbean OECD Average
Difficulty of hiring index (0-100) 78 34.4 26.5
Rigidity of hours index (0-100) 60 21.2 30.1
Difficulty of redundancy index (0-100) 0 24.1 22.6
Rigidity of employment index (0-100) 46 26.6 26.4
Redundancy costs (weeks of salary) 46 53.0 26.6

Summary from Doing Business 2010 data for Brazil.

 
 
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