Diadema welcomes Moroccan business owners

17 de setembro de 2017

Arabs are interested in importing and exporting cosmetics. According to the Diadema City Hall, their visit paved the way for future deals.

São Paulo – Business owners from Morocco were in Diadema, in the Greater São Paulo, last Tuesday (12) to look into prospective business in the city. Delegates from four companies spoke with authorities and visited cosmetics companies Davene and Lipson.

The City Hall press office said Davene, whose headquarters are in Diadema, is interested in selling to Morocco. “There’s a possibility of investment in the municipality, as well as the export and import of goods made in Diadema,” it said in an email.

At the City Hall, the executives spoke with mayor Lauro Michels, Economic Develompent and Labor secretary Laércio Soares and City Council speaker Marcos Michels. They watched a brief presentation on the city – which benefits from a prime location, according to the local officials.

“The city has easy access to a beltway [Rodoanel Mário Covas], to airports and the Port of Santos, and that makes import-export logistics simpler,” a statement quoted mayor Lauro Michels as saying. “And in order to bring in investors and create jobs and income, the City Hall is considering changing the masterplan to exempt industrial areas in the city from property and service taxes. The city doors are open,” he said.

The Moroccans liked what they saw, according to the City Hall. Nadia Drafate, head of the planning for the Casablanca-based consulting firm Maroc Expert, was quoted as saying that Arabs are primarily interested in selling products like argan oil and aromatic and medicinal plants.

“We envision an opportunity for Brazil and Morocco to do business together and share experiences and knowledge, since both are richly biodiverse countries,” she said.

A City Hall statement also said that a communication channel has been established that may lead to future deals.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum