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June 19, 2006

The Fusion has gone on sale in Brazil and has been well-received in the Brazilian market. Working in its favor, the Fusion sedan is imported from Mexico, which has a trade accord with Brazil, making it duty tax exempt. The Fusion may in fact be the most successful American-designed model not produced in Brazil to be sold there in the last 15 years, when the country opened its borders to imports. Ford is counting on the success of the Fusion to further improve its financial results in Brazil, since exports are less profitable now due to the appreciation of the Brazilian currency, the real.- Fernando Calmon

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