BNDES - Brazilian Development Bank

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the investments financed by the BNDES?
  2. What cannot be financed?
  3. Who can obtain financing from the BNDES?
  4. Does the BNDES finance foreign companies?
  5. Where can I get information on investments of foreign companies in Brazil?
  6. Which are the minimum requirements to request financing through the BNDES’ resources?
  7. Does the BNDES require investors to use any of own their resources in the financed undertaking?
  8. What are the specific cases when the BNDES finances individuals?
  9. Does the BNDES finance the export of goods produced in Brazil?
  10. Does the BNDES finance the acquisition of machinery and equipment manufactured outside Brazil?
  11. Does the BNDES finance the import of machinery and equipment manufactured in Brazil by foreign companies?
  12. Does the BNDES finance working capital?
  13. Does the BNDES carry out non reimbursable/unrecoverable operations?
  14. How is financing carried out with the BNDES’ resources?
  15. What financing operations are carried out directly with the BNDES?
  16. Which financing operations are carried out only through accredited financing institutions?
  17. Which accredited financing institutions are on-lenders of the BNDES’ resources?
  18. Does the BNDES carry out risk capital operations?
  19. How are the BNDES’ resources applied in corporate interests (stakes)?
  20. Does the BNDES monitor the application of the resources in a financed project?
  21. If a beneficiary does not prove the physical-financial performance of the financed project, and applies resources to a purpose other than that established in the formalized operational instrument, can they be penalized?
  22. What is the flow of financing operations that are contracted at the BNDES?
  23. What are the social and environmental policies of the BNDES?
  24. Does the BNDES finance environmental projects?
  25. Does the BNDES support projects in energy efficiency?
  26. Does the BNDES finance reforesting?
  27. What is BNDES’ policy to support Innovation?
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BNDES disburses R$ 3.66 million to restore the Atlantic Forest in Bahia
BNDES’s support to the restoration of Brazilian biomes follows the guidelines of the Forest Code from 2012 and the National Policy of Native Vegetation Recovery (PROVEG), established in 2017.
BNDES announces new conditions of funding and defines priority areas for development
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