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MDIC and Apex promote business mission to Chile

MDIC and Apex promote business mission to Chile

The Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) and the Brazilian Agency of Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brasil) promote, between August 9 and 11, a business mission to the Chilean capital, Santiago, to enlarge the flow of trade and investments and to explore means of cooperation between the productive sectors of Brazil and Chile.

For so much, there were selected 40 Brazilian enterprises that will participate of business rounds and seminars about the possibility of expansion of the trade between Brazil and Chile.

To increase the possibility of ROI of the government and of the enterprises that integrate the mission, there were a preference for enterprises with international experience and export potential.

The objective of the mission is to find Chilean clients in the sectors of engineering and civil construction, chemical products, instruments of precision, electric and electro-electronic materials, machines and equipments for the mining industry, equipments and agricultural implements, environment and energy generation, pharmaceutical products and medical and hospital products.

The sectors were predefined in accordance with a study of commercial intelligence, which valued, inclusive, the business potential.


09/08 (Today) – The Brazilian delegation reached Santiago and promoted a seminar of leveling for the Brazilian businessmen, with information about the Chilean market.

10/08 – Tomorrow, happens the Business Round, where each Brazilian enterprise receives several potential buyers along the day.

11/08 – The last day is free so that the businessmen can visit the plans and offices of possible Chilean clients.

First steps towards the outer

For the Business Mission to Chile there were invited enterprises that were set up in programs of the MDIC like “Primeira Exportação”, “Redeagentes“, “Encomex“ and “Vitrine do Exportador”.

These programs are coordinated by the Secretariat of Foreign Trade of the MDIC and they promote the competitive insertion of Brazilian enterprises in the international market.

The initiative is a way of giving continuity to the effort for the creation of an exporting culture in the country.

Trade Flow

The business mission to Chile is being carried out in the moment that the bilateral commerce is in expansion. In the first seven months of this year, the commercial exchanges passed of US$ 2.73 billions for US$ 4.40 billions, a growth of 61.4 percent.

From January to July of 2010, the Brazilian exports to Chile totalized US$ 2.19 billions, which represents an addition of 60.2 percent regarding the same period of 2009, when the result was of US$ 1.37 billion.

Because of this increase, the Chilean participation in the total of the exports of Brazil climbed from 1.6 percent to 2.0 percent. With the result accumulated in the first seven months of 2010, Chile positioned itself as the eleventh market for the Brazilian products.

The Brazilian imports of Chilean products, in the period in analysis, registered increase of 61.8 percent, passing from US$ 1.36 billion in 2009 to US$ 2.21 billions in 2010.

The participation of Chile in the Brazilian import tariff advanced from 2.0 percent to 2.3 percent regarding the total. From January to July of 2010, the country got in the tenth position among the markets that supply to Brazil, one position above the rank of 2009 (eleventh).

Considering the Brazilian exports to the Latin American Integration Association (except the Mercosur countries), Chile becomes the first market in the block, representing 21.8 percent of the sales in the period between January and July of 2010.

In the Brazilian imports, Chile was also the first of all in this group of countries, with 31.5 percent of the purchases.

The participation of the Brazilian exports in the total imports of Chile oscillated between 6.3 percent and 9.0 percent.

In 2009, the percentage was of 6.3 percent, below the two previous years: 7.7 percent in 2008 and 9.0 percent in 2007.

The Brazilian imports from Chile corresponded to 5.0 percent of the global exports of this country in 2009, percentage inferior to the registered ones in the two previous years: 5.1 percent in 2007 and 6.3 percent in 2008.

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