Ambassador, Chamber of Commerce of Lima and PromPeru foresee many business opportunities between São Paulo and the Andean country
Event promoted to open the mission of Investe SP in Peru attracted over one hundred entrepreneurs from the country and included the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency and the Chamber of Commerce of LimaInveste São Paulo
On June 16, over a hundred Peruvian entrepreneurs participated in intense business roundtables on the first day of the trade mission to Peru. The initiative was promoted by Investe São Paulo in partnership with Apex-Brazil, within the program to support exports from São Paulo, the SP Export.
The action, which relied on the support from the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, the Embassy of Brazil in Lima and the Peruvian Export and Tourism Promotion Commission (PromPeru), aims to increase the exports of small and medium enterprises from São Paulo by conquering emerging markets in Latin America, such as Peru and Colombia.
During the opening ceremony of the trade mission, the Ambassador of Brazil in Peru, Marcos Augusto Lopes, said that the mission promoted by Investe São Paulo took place shortly after a landmark in the trade relations between Brazil-Peru, which is the execution of an agreement that will allow Brazilian and Peruvian companies to compete and participate in public works in both countries.
"The business volume has been increasing, and today there are 48 direct weekly flights between Lima and São Paulo. Peru keeps inflation under control and managed to equate its public debt. In addition, the democratic regime is consolidated. The scenario is ideal for business. Investe São Paulo had the right vision to come to Peru now," said Marcos Raposo Lopes.
The president of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, Mario Mongilardi, welcomed the Brazilian entrepreneurs and said that Investe São Paulo was able to identify the companies and buyers interested in doing business with the state of São Paulo.
According to Luis Torres Paz, president of PromPeru, “the mission is happening during the construction of the Pacific Alliance and may build a broader and long-term relationship between São Paulo and Peru”.
The president of Investe São Paulo, Juan Quirós, thanked the support from the Peruvian entities and the Ambassador and talked about the outlook for the upcoming months:
“From now on, we will certainly expand the trade relations between São Paulo and Peru, which will generate more jobs for the people from São Paulo and Peru. Thus, we fulfilled the mission given to us by the Governor Geraldo Alckmin and the secretary Márcio França”, said Quirós, after making a technical explanation about the potential of the state of São Paulo.
On the occasion, Investe São Paulo also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber of Commerce of Lima. The agreement aims to promote investments and exports, deepening the economic relations between the regions represented by the entities.
After the opening ceremony, business roundtables were held between entrepreneurs from São Paulo and Peruvian buyers throughout the day. Tomorrow, the companies will participate in technical visits to trade associations and retail stores.
About SP Export
Coordinated by Investe São Paulo and created by the Department of Economic Development, Science and Technology and Innovation, São Paulo Export Support Program – SP Export – seeks to increase the volume of exports from São Paulo, encourage the exporting culture in its business community and help state companies find foreign markets for their products and services.
SP Export is carried out through a partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil), an integral part of the National Exporting Culture Plan (PNCE), in accordance with an agreement signed in late 2015.
The program includes missions of Brazilian companies for prospecting international markets, support to the arrival of potential buyers and foreign exporters and training seminars, in addition to the service provided free of charge through the Industrial Export Extension Project (Peiex), of Apex-Brazil, and Poupatempo do Exportador, an itinerant initiative that brings information from different institutions to the main metropolitan areas of the state.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency provides support to approximately 11.000,000 companies in 80 sectors of the Brazilian economy, which in turn export to more than 200 markets.
Apex-Brazil also plays a key role in attracting foreign direct investments to Brazil, working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and providing support to foreign investors interested in investing in Brazil.