Business opportunities

Seizing business opportunities in Chile

Prepare this market’s development thanks to our experts’ advice

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 8 A.M. to noon

1. A brief look at the Chilean market and its investment opportunities
Mr. Juan Antonio Figueroa
Trade Commissioner for Chile in Canada  

2. Tools available for companies seeking to enter the Chilean market. Export opportunities for Canadian companies on this market
Ms. Nadia Àvila-Lòpez
Senior Associate
Export Development Canada (EDC)

3. Preparing to conquer the Chilean market – entry strategies and cultural aspects
Mr. Aldo Girardi
President, Latin America and the Caribbean
DSE Solutions
4. Succeed in the customs regulations in Chile
M. Stéphane Duranleau
Duranleau Legal Inc.

The speech will be presented in French and English.


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By phone
514 871-4001

For more information

Teresa Benet
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6216

Louise Lauzon 
Advisor, International market development
514 871-4002, ext. 6227

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Delta Centre-Ville
777 University Street

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  • Meet Patricio Victoriano, Consul General of Chile in Montréal
  • Discover the business and investment opportunities Chile offers;
  • Develop or refine a winning trade strategy based on the cultural aspects of this country;
  • Network with entrepreneurs already operating on the Chilean market.


On February 26, our guest experts will explore the business opportunities and discuss many aspects of conducting business in Chile.

The preliminary program is available here.


This year marks the 16th anniversary of the free trade agreement between Chile and Canada (CCFTA). Since it came into effect, bilateral exchanges between both countries tripled, reaching $2.73 billion in 2011.

Increasingly strong relations between Canada and Chile – which depends on international trade for three quarters of its GDP – create a favourable context for Quebec businesses intending to develop this market. 

Chile also represents one of the most attractive Latin American countries due to its exemplary political and economic stability, but also its openness to foreign investments. It is ranked 33rd in the ease of conducting business index, before Mexico (53rd) and Brazil (128th). 

Chile also:

  • Imports CDN $818.79 million worth of Canadian goods and services;
  • Is the 9th destination in the world for direct Canadian foreign investments
  • Is ranked 20th on the “Transparency International” chart;
  • Has a population of 17 million (2012 estimate);
  • Reported a 6% GDP growth in 2011;
  • Is a member of APEC and an affiliate of MERCOSUR.


  • Entrepreneurs intending to enter the Chilean market or already present there and wishing to learn more;
  • Entrepreneurs who want to leverage the experience of Quebec businesses already active in Chile;
  • Businesses from the following industries are especially targeted:
Construction and infrastructure equipment;
Agriculture and forestry;
The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
WTC Montréal receives financial
support from Canada
Economic Development.

Affiliated with the World Trade
Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)