Why partner with Irish businesses?

Europe’s fastest growing economy

Irish businesses are globalised, forward-looking and ambitious – their partners benefit from this dynamic approach.

One of the world’s most innovative ecosystems

Irish small and medium businesses are the most innovative in Europe and are supported by a world-class R&D ecosystem.

A global technology centre

Irish companies grow up alongside the biggest names in tech, life sciences and financial services and meet the standards of global leaders.

A culture of entrepreneurship

Irish people are renowned for developing business opportunities worldwide and their ambition means a sharp focus on success.

The Irish Advantage

Innovative, flexible and trusted – Irish companies are delivering competitive advantage in key South American industries. Ireland’s uniquely open, fast-moving and collaborative economy has developed business people and companies with an unequalled track record of meeting the needs of global market leaders.

Historically, Ireland enjoys strong trading relations with the region, since the EU-Chile Free Trading Agreement in 2003, and EU-Colombia and Peru Free Trading Agreements in 2013. In 2016, Irish bilateral trade with Brazil reached over €1.7 billion, 70% of which was trade in services. Beyond trade, a flow of over 10,000 students from South America to Ireland in 2016 alone, supports strong education and research ties between Ireland and South America, leading to stronger commercial links.

Committed to EU

A member since 1973


Brazil is the largest Irish trade partner in South America

1st for Innovation

Among EU SMEs


How much Enterprise Ireland client exports to Argentina grew in 2016

3rd Most Resilient

Supply chain in the world

10th Most Reputable

Country in the world

The sectoral experts in our Sao Paulo office are committed to matching you to an Irish exporter that can deliver on your specific challenges. Talk to our local specialists to identify your ideal Irish partner to address your innovation challenges, improve your efficiency or meet your sub-supply needs.

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Recognised as a major centre of excellence in the medical technologies sector, Ireland’s Medtech cluster is one of the Top 5 globally.


Building on strong domestic capability, Ireland’s construction services sector has produced a diverse array of major players in many global markets.


The most sophisticated agricultural technology - underpinned by a heritage of excellence.

Latest News & Events

April 14, 2018 09:00 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Education in Ireland sponsors the FAUBAI 2018 conference, one of the most important events on the internationalization of higher education in South America, and the annual conference of the Brazilian…
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Ireland’s move from food island to agritech island

James Maloney, senior regional development executive with Enterprise Ireland, looks at Ireland’s emergence as a key centre for global agritech innovation. The dominant mega-trend in global agriculture for the foreseeable…
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January 4, 2018

Four pieces of medical technology you might not know are Irish

Over the past twenty years, Ireland has built a reputation in the medical technology industry as both an innovative partner and base for business. This rapid rise to becoming one…

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