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The British Chamber of Commerce in Costa Rica, in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, will be delivering a webinar presenting how companies who are looking to establish themselves in Latin America can do so through a centre of excellence and shared services in Costa Rica.
Keynote presenters will include:
The event will be chaired and moderated by BCC’s Director of Global Business Networks, Anne-Marie Martin.
Since the end of the transition period the UK government has signed trade agreements with over 80 countries and has the aspiration to agree a deal with many more including Australia, New Zealand, India, the USA as well as to accede to the CP-TPP. Governments make trade deals and businesses make trade.
In this webinar we will aim to help businesses understand what these agreements can mean for their international trade plans. Whether you are an importer or an exporter, tariff free trade can increase your competitiveness, margin, and market access opportunities. Our experts will provide guidance on what to look for, selecting great markets and winning competitive advantage.
Introducing Jonathan Knott, the new HM Trade Commissioner for the LATAC region and Consul General São Paulo. This event will be moderated by BCC’s Director Global Business Networks, Anne-Marie Martin.
Jonathan will present his key priorities for his tenure as HMTC for the region, driving trade and investment growth between the UK and Latin America and the Caribbean and how he and the team along with other stakeholders will work to create more opportunities for companies to forge deep trading ties to help them on the path to growth, particularly as we move out of crisis into recovery.
Jonathan was most recently British Ambassador to Poland and Director of the UK government’s Central Europe Network.
The LATAC region is hugely interesting with a wealth of opportunities that UK companies can explore, and Jonathan and his team along with our member British Chambers in the countries in the region stand ready and willing to assist your members to penetrate and grow their businesses in these markets.
Please note that this event is for member chambers in the Global Business Network only.
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