The annual Canning Lecture – delivered this year by H.E Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile – gave a compelling insight into the investment opportunities available to those UK companies looking to export to the region. In a blog post for LinkedIn Pulse, John Carroll sheds light on the key areas for investment. Of particular interest, he writes, are the mining, energy, education and science and infrastructure sectors.
Chile consistently ranks highly in terms of competitiveness, economic freedom, income per capita and the low perception of corruption. Certainly, the country’s commitment to trade is supported by the free-trade agreements it has with 62 countries – giving it access to 85% of global GDP. Indeed, Carroll emphasises that there has never been a more opportune time to enhance trade relations between the UK and Chile. This sentiment was echoed by both governments and the business community present at the Canning House Lecture.
To read the LinkedIn Pulse post, click here.