Republic of Iceland
Brazil and Iceland established consular relations in 1923 and diplomatic relations in 1952. The Embassy of Brazil in Oslo (Norway) is concurrently accredited to the Icelandic government. Brazil also has a Honorary Consul in Reykjavík. Iceland is represented in Brazil by means of its Embassy in Washington and has Honorary Consuls in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. A group of Icelandic immigrants settled in Brazil in the mid 20th century and has ties with its country of origin until today.
Over the past five years, Brazil became Iceland’s fifth largest supplier of imported goods, due to a significant increase in the Brazilian exports of raw material for aluminium production to that country. Brazil’s main imports from Iceland are products from the fishery industry, an important sector of that country’s economy.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Brazil and the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture of Iceland was signed in 2011, opening up an opportunity for bilateral cooperation in fishery resources and fish farming.
Chronology of bilateral relations
2014 – Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iceland, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson (October 14)
2011 – Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Brazil and the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture of Iceland
1969 – Signing of an Agreement on the Exemption of Visa in Passports
1956 – Signing of a Trade Agreement
1952 – Establishment of diplomatic relations