Latin American countries offer a wide range of attractive business opportunities. A large part of their huge economic potential is still untapped. Over the last century, Swiss business has developed a strong presence in Latin America. In turn, Latin American business is just about to discover Switzerland’s advantages as a market and a location in Europe. An extensive network of centuries-old family ties and personal bonds of friendship between Latin America and Switzerland and a wide range of longstanding close commercial, industrial and financial relations form a particularly favourable framework for further prosperous business between Latin America and Switzerland.
The Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland (LATCAM) is a private, non-profit business organization, headquartered in Switzerland, committed to the promotion of economic relations between Latin America and Switzerland. LATCAM has around 120 members — mainly large, mid-size and small companies in a cross-section of industries in Switzerland and with interests or business operations in Latin America. The Chamber maintains close contact the with Swiss Federal Authorities and their agencies (e.g. Swiss Business Hubs in Latin America), Latin American Embassies in Switzerland and Swiss Embassies in Latin America as well as with Swiss bilateral Chambers of Commerce in Latin America.