Trade Mission to Chile

01 - 04 April 2019

Apr

Join Invest Northern Ireland's four day multi-sectoral trade mission to Chile.

The mission is open to companies wishing to develop their exports into a new market or grow existing business relationships and support customers.

If you are interested in exporting to this region, click on the Apply now link below and answer the questions to see if you are eligible to take part.

Applications have closed.

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


Chile - Export Market

Latin America is the fourth largest economy in the world and many NI companies are already exporting to the region. This mission will provide the support for new companies seeking market entry or existing exporters

Chile’s economy is driven by the exceptional exports of the mining industry and agricultural products, and consistently ranks with one of the highest growth rates in the world. This creates a very stable and wealthy economy, with investments across all trade sectors, and the spending power and living standard expectations of one of the largest middle class in Latin America.

  • Chile population - 18 million
  • Chile GDP - $277 billion

Source: World Bank 2017 data

Chile is open for imports in the sectors listed below, has free trade agreements with 61 countries (inc UK), with a long term strategy of modernisation and import of new products and technologies.

Sectors that are open for imports in Chile

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Consumer goods/Food & beverage
  • Defense and security
  • Financial services and education
  • Food processing equipment
  • Healthcare equipment and pharmaceuticals
  • ICT
  • Infrastructure (Mining, construction, waste and recycling and forestry equipment)
  • Outdoor recreation industry
  • Renewables and energy
  • Transport equipment
Read more

View the Guide to Doing Business in Chile


Export advice and guidance

In addition to the export advice and guidance provided by Invest NI's trade team in Belfast, we have recently opened a new office in Santiago and have a in-market trade adviser who can provide tailored market research and individual appointment arranging for your company in Chile. The cost of this service is subsidised by Invest NI and will be £400 +VAT.

Benefits of Participation

  • Advice and support on doing business in Latin America from our in-market team
  • Programme arranging through the Invest NI Santiago office and 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 *

* 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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