The annual Canning House Lecture – sponsored by Santander – was delivered this year by H.E Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile. The event, as reported by various outlets, explored the investment opportunities available to British companies who may be considering exporting to the region.
With a strong economy, sophisticated capital markets and a regime committed to foreign investment, Chile provides an ideal environment for UK exporters to thrive. What makes Chile particularly attractive is its extensive network of free-trade agreements with 62 countries – predicted to expand with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Opportunities for UK firms are further boosted by the strong relationship enjoyed by the two nations.
Other topics addressed included: investment in mining, infrastructure, energy and education and science. Indeed, the opportunities for trade between the UK and Chile are vast.