Chilean export opportunity for Yorkshire

Chilean export opportunity for Yorkshire

Yorkshire businesses looking to export are set to receive a boost in the Chilean market thanks to a specialist visit from The Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce trade and promotion manager to West Yorkshire this month.

Marcia Gattoni will hold an export surgery for businesses in the region at Chamber International, Bradford, on Tuesday 25 October.

Marcia Gattoni has spent seven years in market intelligence in Chile, analysing conditions for the entry of new products, identifying and following export trends, identifying trading partners for UK businesses, studying distribution channels, supporting product launches and arranging business delegations and market visits. 

The Chilean-British Chamber of Commerce, Santiago, is part of the UK’s Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi) launched to help boost UK exports and support  British companies seeking to do business in 41 global markets. 

Ms Gattoni said: “British goods and services already sell very well in Chile which is Britain's second largest export market in Latin America.

“I have not visited Yorkshire before and look forward to meeting local businesses, learning more about the region’s strengths and export aspirations and its compatibility with the Chilean market to see how we can assist.”                            

The UK is the sixth largest foreign investor in Chile and its exports of goods and services to Chile were over £1.5 billion in 2013. The UK has a trade surplus with Chile with the main UK exports being crude oil, industry machinery, cards, beverages and pharmaceuticals.

Export adviser with Chamber International, David Attia, who organised the visit to Bradford, says: “We are very much looking forward to meeting Marcia Gattoni and learning from what she has to say. Given Chile’s importance in Latin American trade, we expect strong demand for meetings with her.

“Businesses wanting to take advantage of this valuable chance to learn more about exporting to Chile and how the Chile-British Chamber of Commerce can assist should get in touch to make appointments as soon as possible.”



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