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The Expansion of the Main EU Competitors' Supply Chains: Brazil's Case


  • Cornelia-Florentina Alboiu

    (Casa Academiei, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Dan-Marius Voicilas

    (Casa Academiei, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Iuliana Ionel

    (Casa Academiei, Bucharest, Romania)


The objective of the article is to make an in-depth analysis of the main Brazilian agri-food supply chains, including a country overview, having given the fact that in recent years Brazil has become one of the most important competitors of the European Union (EU). The subject is challenging due to the fact that EU must take into consideration the evolution of the most important competitors in order to adapt its policies and to create the economic framework for a stable and long run growing main supply chains. The article presents a brief country overview including its infrastructure, the importance of agri-food chain in Brazil, the evolution of the main supply chains (beef, poultry and pork), and makes a brief analysis of the governance structures and discuss the economic relationships. The analysis is accompanied by some facts regarding the country's specific political, social and cultural influences on the chain's performance. The article concludes that Brazil has become one of the most important competitors of the EU ranking with its supply chains as a major competitor for the EU supply chains. The analysis will help in the formulation of adequate public policies regarding the EU regulations and to increase EU competitiveness.

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  • Cornelia-Florentina Alboiu & Dan-Marius Voicilas & Iuliana Ionel, 2014. "The Expansion of the Main EU Competitors' Supply Chains: Brazil's Case," International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (IJSEM), IGI Global, vol. 3(2), pages 27-40, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:igg:jsem00:v:3:y:2014:i:2:p:27-40

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