National Confederation of Industry (CNI)



The Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (Confederação Nacional da Industria – CNI) is the official and highest-level organization representing Brazilian industry. Since its founding in 1938, CNI has defended domestic business and manufacturing interests, acting as the main interlocutor with the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, as well as with various organizations and entities in Brazil and around the world.

CNI represents Brazil’s 27 state-level federations of industries and 1,245 sectorial employer’s unions, to which almost 700,000 companies are affiliated with.

Since its founding, CNI has played a leading role in Brazilian society, promoting debate and seeking consensus around key national issues, especially those that impact the performance of the Brazilian industry and economy.