The number of foreign companies applying for the establishment of branches in Brazil reached a record 36 applications in 2021. According to the federal government, the bureaucratic reduction in the process resulting from the digitization of a range of public services was responsible for this achievement . Under the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) alone, 99 companies have applied to open branches in Brazil.

The Ministry of the Economy indicates that the average time for examining these requests has fallen from 45 days to just three. On the other hand, before digitization, all the documents requested had to be submitted in duplicate, either on site or by post, to the National Directorate of Trade Registry and Integration (Drei) attached to the file.

“The digital transformation of this service has made life easier for people interested in investing in Brazil and for Brazilian professionals responsible for business registration,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Development, Environmental Protection (-Papers), Bureaucracy, Economy and Employment!”, wrote o President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) m seu parfil no twitter m referencia marca record.

According to data provided by the Ministry of the Economy, between the year 2019 and 2021 public bulletin, the government authorized the opening of 88 branches in Brazil. Between 2016 and 2018, before the digitization of the process, only 21 requests and authorizations were recorded.

If we analyze the historical chain of branches of foreign companies authorized to operate in Brazil, a total of 303 companies have applied to establish themselves in the country since 1899.

At least 72% of federal public services have been digitized

Of all federal government services, 72% are already digitized on the platform, including emergency aid, Meu INSS, unemployment insurance and unemployment insurance for domestic workers, digital work cards and mass impact digital solutions such as Traffic and Pix. .

According to the Ministry of Economy, since January 2019, the union has managed to save at least BRL 3 billion per year through the digitization process.

Brazil is the seventh country in the “maturity of digital public services”

A survey published in 2021 by the World Bank showed that Brazil was ranked seventh out of 198 countries – in terms of “digital public services maturity”. It was the only country with more than 100 million people to make the top 10 on the list.

In the ranking, the country overtook all others in the United States, including the United States and Canada, and was behind only South Korea, Estonia, France, Denmark, Austria and the UK.

The World Bank’s 2020 GOVTEC Maturity Index assessed the country’s performance in four aspects: support to key government systems; improving service delivery; integration of civic engagement; and promoting digital skills, appropriate legal and regulatory regimes, capacity building and innovation of people in the public sector.