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International Articulation Secretary

Juliano Froehner

The Secretary

We, at the International Articulation Secretariat (SAI), are ready to receive demands at the international level regarding the state of Santa Catarina. Focused on marketing and publicity, we work with Foreign Trade and attracting investments.
We receive companies interested in investing and generating jobs and support those that are already installed. To this end, we offer information on the State Government’s program to attract investments and encourage new business – InvestSC, among other services.
We maintain frequent contact with Embassies and Consulates, present, in large part, in signatures signed by Governor Jorginho Mello and by the State, such as terms, agreements, partnership agreements, memorandums of understanding and contracts with nations that wish to encourage Santa Catarina.
We promote events, guide and coordinate activities that represent the administrative interests of the State and, when requested, of the 295 Municipalities and of Santa Catarina society, before diplomatic representations and international issues. We also participate in national and international events in search of visibility and investments for the State.
We work with new and unprecedented projects, promoting engagement in academia and society as a whole.

With this approach, we are protagonists in the South of Brazil and we are open to dialogue. Come chat with us!

Welcome to SAI
Julian Froehner
International Articulation Secretary


Get to know some SAI actions in Santa Catarina

Permission for larger ships to enter the Port of Navegantes
State Government handed over an environmental license for the port pier expansion. The second largest container handler in Brazil and leader in the southern region will be able to receive larger ships.
State of Opportunities
Launched the State of Opportunity campaign to promote investment paths in the state
SC Day
The first edition of SC Day took place this year, which is a seminar created by SAI aimed at representatives of the economic area of consulates, embassies, chambers of commerce and foreign investment support offices.
Through a covenant with France, Santa Catarina received a unit of École Nationale d’Amanistration – I’Ena France (I’Ena Brazil).
Foot-and-mouth Disease Free Zone
Santa Catarina was the first state to receive the International Certification as a foot-and-mouth disease free zone without vaccination, as well as a swine flu free zone.
Official Body
This year, the Secretariat of International Affairs was instituted as an official body of the Government of Santa Catarina, linked to the Governor’s Office.
Bolshoi Theatre School
In the year 2000, Brazil became the first country in the world to have an official Bolshoi Ballet Academy school outside Russia. Located in Joinville, Santa Catarina, it had its investment attraction carried out by the SAI’s team.


Office Hours:

from 12:00 to 19:00 from Monday to Friday


+55 (48) 3665 – 2205

Phone # on duty:

+55 (11) 98174-3860


Ombudsman Phone:



Government Administrative Center

Rod. SC 401 – Km 15, nº 4,600


Big Bag, Florianopolis, SC

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