RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The results of the report "Subnational Doing Business in Brazil 2021" show that currently, no single location leads in all good practices to encourage and simplify business activity. There is, in fact, a strong variation in the business environment among the 26 states and the Federal District. Even those that stand out on one front ultimately show deficiencies in others.
This is the case of São Paulo, which secured the best overall performance in ease of doing business. Despite ranking 1st in registering real estate transfers, the state is placed 14th in opening companies, 15th . . .