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Latin America has maintained high levels of economic growth and financial resilience, attracting increased foreign investment and tourism and progressing towards poverty alleviation, while building a larger and more demanding middle class.

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Proexport provides business opportunities, clear information on requirements, strategies for expanding services and goods at an international level, participation in business fairs and assistance by experts for investors, exporters, and professionals that wish to come closer to their dreams.

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Free Trade Agreements

The aim of Switzerland’s free trade policy is the improvement of the framework conditions for economic relations with relevant economic partners. The objective is to provide Swiss companies with an unobstructed, stable and non-discriminatory market access in these countries compared to their main competitors. Foreign trade policy measures aiming at further opening export markets are of great importance and in accordance with the stabilization policy pursued by the Federal Council.

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Swiss Statistics and Indicators

This page offers a chronological overview of the SFOs press releases, publications and new results on this topic over the last twelve months; an alternative time-frame may be selected by using the filter «Date of publication».

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ProMexico is the Mexican Government institution in charge of strengthening Mexicos participation in the international economy. With this objective in mind, the institution supports the export activity of companies established in the country and coordinates actions to attract foreign direct investment to national territory.

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Mercosur or Mercosul is an economic and political agreement among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela; with Bolivia becoming an acceding member on 7 December 2012 to be ratified by member state legislatures.

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The International Mining Fair is the most important mining trade show in the region, being the second largest of its type in the Americas. The event engages with the mining sector and its main representatives: producers, suppliers, traders, investors, mining institutions and academia, all in an ideal platform for information exchange and trade integration. Furthermore, it showcases the Colombian mining industry at its fullest, a sector of the Colombian economy which remains one of the most dynamic and promising of the country.

Date and Venue: September 2014. Plaza Mayor. Medellin, Colombia

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Expoalimentaria is the largest international trade show in the region that highlights food and beverages, machinery, equipment, inputs, containers and packaging, services, restaurants, and gastronomy. It has become the focal point of exporters and select buyers from all corners of the globe.

Over 25,000 professionals will visit the complex, ones who are producers, food manufacturers, importers, exporters, and suppliers of a range of services and food processing machinery. Likewise, more than 500 South American exporters will display their merchandise using innovative trends and state of the art technology.

Date and Venue: August 27 to 29, 2014. Las Palmas Air Base. Santiago de Surco, Peru

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Expoandes is a Fair, Seminar and Symposium that brings together profesionals, businesses and institutions dedicated to mountain activites. International Mountain development businesses will display their products and services to the Andes mountain tourism destinations, the mining industry and other related activities. Experts, authorities and personalities from around the world will share their knowledge and experiences, strengthening ties between the Andes and mountain ranges from around the world.

Date and Venue: 2015. Espacio Riesco. Santiago de Chile, Chile

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