Trade Mission to Colombia, Peru & Chile

27 February - 07 March 2017


Invest NI, along with the British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce , Department of International Trade (DIT) and Enterprise Ireland will be supporting a Trade Mission to Colombia, Peru and Chile from 27 February – 7 March 2017.

This will be a multi-sector mission providing an exclusive and cost effective opportunity for Northern Ireland companies to expand their overseas operations into three of the growing economies in Latin America.

It is proposed to spend two business days in each country. There is a registration fee to be paid to the British & Colombian Chamber of Commerce to take part in the mission of £500 + Vat for a visit to all three countries. If companies are only interested in travelling to one or two countries, this registration fee will be £300 + Vat.

Read DIT's information flyer about the mission.

Applications have closed.

We will update this page shortly with details of the companies attending.

Mission Goal

The goal of this mission is to raise the profile of Northern Ireland as a trading partner and subsequently increase the level of exports from Northern Ireland to Colombia, Peru and Chile. It will provide an opportunity for companies to improve their understanding of the market trends and business customs in their target territories, whilst helping to develop an extended network of contacts in each area.

Colombia, Peru and Chile

Following the recent visit to Belfast of President Juan Manuel Santos of the Republic of Colombia, as part of his State Visit to the UK, Invest NI is keen to follow up and strengthen links between Northern Ireland and Latin America in order to enhance business opportunities in these territories.

Colombia, Peru and Chile are three of the most exciting economies in this region. Opportunities exist across key sectors such as materials handling, manufacturing, infrastructure, ICT, aerospace, financial services and pharmaceuticals.

All three countries are part of the Pacific Alliance and, as a result, are considered to offer a safe and attractive business environment for Northern Ireland companies to pursue potential business prospects.

View the Guide to Doing Business in Colombia

View the Guide to Doing Business in Peru

View the Guide to Doing Business in Chile

Export advice and guidance

In addition to the export advice and guidance provided bu Invest Northern Ireland's trade team in Belfast, we have an in-market trade advisor who can provide tailored market research and help arrange individual appointments for your company in each of these 3 countries.

Benefits of Participation

  • Advice and support on doing business in Latin America from our in-market consultant
  • Arrange individual programmes through Invest NI's in-market adviser in Latin America
  • Direct insights into local market opportunities and conditions
  • Networking events providing you with the opportunity to meet with local industry representatives
  • Up to 50% contribution towards economy airfares *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation. Companies must stay in the official mission hotel with bookings being made through the British & Colombia Chamber – maximum 10 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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