PROMPERÚ and ProChile kick off the XI Peru Chile Binational Virtual Meeting
For the second consecutive year, the commercial platform will be carried out virtually, and this time includes three thematic axes: Tourism, SMEs and Gender
Between November 9 and 12, the XI Peru-Chile Binational Business Meeting will be held, co-organized between the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (PROMPERÚ) and ProChile, an event that seeks to strengthen the bilateral agenda, intra-trade markets and the cooperative relationship between both promotion agencies.
The platform, which will be virtual for the second year, will this time have three thematic pillars: the development of trade in small and medium-sized enterprises, tourism and the participation of women in foreign trade. These axes will have a day of activities and will be addressed through different talks and activities open to the public in virtual format, led by public and private entities specialized in each subject.
As in previous editions, the XI Peru - Chile Binational Business Meeting will have a business conference session with the participation of 60 importers and more than 100 exporters from both countries, in the food, textile and footwear sectors. In addition to 30 tour operators.
The executive president of PROMPERÚ, Amora Carbajal, stated that the Peru - Chile Binational Meeting is an important opportunity for the MSMEs of both countries that will help in the reactivation of the economy after the impact generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to strengthen the capacities of our companies and support them on the path of internationalization through this type of commercial platforms.
For his part, the general director of ProChile, Jorge O'Rya explained that these activities are focused on SMEs, bearing in mind that they were hit by the pandemic. "This activity that is carried out for the second time in virtual format is evidence of the importance of digitization in international trade and the need to maximize the return of new ways of doing business, supporting our companies and promoting the economic reactivation of both countries ”, He said.
It is worth mentioning that the Peru Chile Binational Meeting, in its 10 versions, has had the participation of 488 exporting businessmen and 143 buyers, achieving in total joint negotiations for US $ 60 million.
The virtual activity was inaugurated by Amora Carbajal, executive president of PROMPERÚ and Jorge O'Ryan, general director of ProChile. It will also have the formal greetings of the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez, and the Undersecretary of International Economic Relations of Chile, Rodrigo Yáñez; as well as the ambassadors of Peru in Chile, Jaime Pomareda and of Chile in Peru, Andrés Barbé.
Tuesday 9 will be the day of tourism and the conversation will revolve around the reopening of the post-COVID borders and the reactivation of this area so relevant for both countries. Representatives of Andean Airports, Jet Smart, Sky Airlines, Sernatur, the Chilean Chamber of Tourism of Arica, among others, will participate in the talks.
Wednesday 10 will be dedicated to SMEs and the development of trade for these companies. Lorena Sánchez, international director of ProChile, will open the day with a presentation on ProChile's work with this segment, and then give a discussion in which representatives of SMEs from both countries will be present, such as the Peru Pyme Association, the Chamber of Commerce. from Tacna, ChileNut, Asexma, among others. Special space will have the new technologies to do business and the special economic zones of both countries.
Thursday the 11th will be completely dedicated to the business conference, to end the event with one of the most relevant topics of this edition, the participation of women in foreign trade. On this day, PROMPERÚ and ProChile will present their work strategies with women entrepreneurs, including a presentation of the United Nations Program Seal - UNDP and presentation of success stories: the Peruvian companies Agroindustrias Gonzalez, Runakay, and the Chilean companies Santa Berta and The Cooper Company.
Peruvian exports to Chile
In 2020, Peruvian shipments to Chile totaled US $ 1.142 billion, which positions the southern country as the ninth world destination for our exports and the first in Latin America. In 2020, 1 756 Peruvian companies exported 2 526 products to Chile. Of these, 92% were MSMEs.
During the period January - September 2021, Peruvian exports to Chile totaled US $ 1.2 million, which has meant a growth of 53% compared to the same period in 2020. Among the products with shipments greater than US $ 10 million that have experienced Clinker cement (US $ 20 million / + 524%), other plastic manufactures (US $ 11 million / + 319%) and fresh avocados (US $ 122 million / + 183%) are more dynamic.