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South America Summit: High Logistics Costs Put Brazil Behind Mexico

(Christopher Ludwig – Automotive Logistics)

Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico.

“Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, logistics and tax issues in order to return to growth, otherwise it will struggle to compete with other countries,” said Ricardo Pazzianotto, partner and automotive lead for Brazil at PwC, speaking at this week's Automotive Logistics South America Summit in São Paulo. Read more here.