10/10/2016 10h06

Investe SP takes more than 50 companies from São Paulo to find new business opportunities in Argentina

Entrepreneurs will participate in a trade mission to look for buyers and partners in Buenos Aires on November 2-4

Investe São Paulo

A mission with more than 50 companies from São Paulo will visit Buenos Aires and participate in business roundtables with Argentine companies on November 2-4.

The mission is organized by Investe São Paulo, the investment and export promotion agency of the state of São Paulo and is part of the SP Export program. Promoted through an agreement with Apex-Brazil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, the SP Export aims to encourage the exporting culture in the business community of São Paulo.

The purpose of the mission in Buenos Aires is to bring the two countries closer in terms of trade, taking a larger amount of products from the financial and industrial heart of Brazil to Argentina. In addition, the mission is part of a series of actions that are being promoted to bring the two countries institutionally closer.

Several companies from São Paulo have signed up to participate in the mission, and Investe SP has already been selecting the participating companies. On October 6, the Agency will conduct a workshop to discuss with entrepreneurs the market trends and business opportunities in the Andean country.

“Argentina has always been a major trading partner of Brazil, and currently, 46% of exports to the country consists of products and services from São Paulo. The mission will boost agreements that bring new business opportunities and enable the cooperation between the companies from Argentina and São Paulo,” said the President of Investe SP, Juan Quirós.

In this mission, Investe SP and Apex-Brazil will also rely on a partnership with the Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (Abit), which selected the participants of Texbrasil, an Internationalization Program of the Brazilian Textile and Fashion Industry and the Ethanol Local Productive Arrangement (APLA), which brings together agents from the sugarcane agro-industrial chain.


On the first day of the mission, Investe SP will conduct a preparatory meeting with the participating entrepreneurs, covering topics such as the Argentine market, legal and tax issues and tips on how to do business and technical visits to companies in the neighboring country. Then, the schedule continues with technical and commercial visits to supermarket chains, department stores, shopping malls, construction sites, etc.

On the third day, the institutional opening of the mission will be held with authorities such as the president of Investe SP, the president of Invest Argentina – Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio, Juan Procaccini, and the president of Apex-Brazil, Roberto Jaguaribe, among others. After that, the business roundtables should begin and continue on November 4.

According to the Agency, other missions will be conducted within the SP Export program in the coming months – probably including countries in Asia and Africa.

The first trade mission of SP Export took place on June 13-17 an visited Colombia and Peru. Check out the full coverage here.

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.

The initiative relies on the support from the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil), as part of the National Exporting Culture Plan (PNCE), through an agreement.

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.