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Opportunities for UK exporters in Latin America

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Lord Livingston urged UK businesses to consider the opportunities for export to Latin America during 'Export Week' event in Bournemouth on 12 November 2014

The ‘Spotlight on Latin America’ event in Bournemouth was organised by UKTI Trade and Investment (UKTI). The event aimed to promote the lucrative export opportunities currently available in the dynamic markets of:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico

Delegates heard from companies that have successfully made the leap to Latin America, and UKTI demonstrated how it can support businesses with their overseas trade plans.

Trade Minister Lord Livingston said:

South West businesses are strong exporters, who grew their overseas sales by almost £400 million in the first 6 months of this year.

Success in Latin America

Lord Livingston spoke about some of the export successes to have come out of the South West region, such as Poole-based Heatric, part of the Meggitt PLC Group. Heatric has recently won a £80 million contract in Brazil.

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