RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo, giant Chinese firm Alibaba may open a distribution center for the AliExpress online store soon in Brazil. The "medium-term" prospect is currently under study by the company, according to the brand representative in Latin America, Ken Huang.

The executive points out that Brazil is one of the company's five main markets and that the country is appreciated for this, but there are still a number of obstacles to broadening this presence. The great challenges involve logistics: orders can take a month to cross the world until . . .

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