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U.S. companies considering international expansion may want to look due north. The recently released annual Forbes Best Countries for Business report found Canada to be the best environment for businesses worldwide.

By Guilherme Cruz, In-Country Expert on Brazil

Did you know that more than a third of Fortune 500 companies directly invest in Brazil? With the world’s seventh-largest economy, an average GDP growth rate of more than 5 percent annually and the 11th largest export market for U.S. goods, it’s no surprise that companies planning an international expansion have the Latin American powerhouse in their crosshairs.