After last months’ report that Foxconn, Apple’s largest manufacturing partner, was looking to invest $12 billion in Brazil, to build facilities to be used to manufacture iPhones and iPads. Well, new developments have come to light after a report from Brazilian paper, Folha de São Paulo, which claims Foxconn has listed their demands of the […]
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Foxconn Lays Demands on the Table for Brazilian Plant

foxconnLogo.jpgAfter last months’ report that Foxconn, Apple’s largest manufacturing partner, was looking to invest $12 billion in Brazil, to build facilities to be used to manufacture iPhones and iPads. Well, new developments have come to light after a report from Brazilian paper, Folha de São Paulo, which claims Foxconn has listed their demands of the Brazilian government before moving forward on a plan.

First, Foxconn wants a large property to house more than one devision of the company. Next, they want high speed Wi-Fi. Then, Export priority shipping from airports such as São Paulo. They also want financial support from the Brazilian National Development Bank, and Government help in finding minority investors. Logistical help for transporting goods and services to Foxconn facilities. Lastly, Offices wired with 100% fiber optiics.

In return it appears that the Brazilian government wants Foxconn to primarily hire brazilians, and stick with brazilian labor laws, including the “13th salary” rule that requires businesses to pay employees thirteen months worth of salary in a 12 month timespan.

So, it appears that gears are beginning to turn for Apple’s largest manufacturing partner. All of this is being done in an attempt to avoid Brazil’s high import taxes on devices such as the iPad.

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