The former President of the Republic, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Asia-Pacific, Mr. Eduardo Frei, traveled to India between the 23 and 26 October along with a business delegation to strengthen trade, investment and exports with this Asian country, the twelfth largest economy in the world.
Former President Frei visited Mumbai and New Delhi to address regarding the benefits and opportunities represented by the Expansion of the Preferential Trade Agreement between both countries, which came into force on last May. India is the eighth commercial partner of Chile with exports of 1,445 million dollars last year. In the case of imports from India, they experienced an average annual growth of 13%. The delegation that accompanied the former president was formed by ten businessmen from the agro-food and wine sector; the Director of the Export Promotion Agency (ProChile), Alejandro Buvinic, and the Head of Investment Promotion of the Ministry of Economy (InvestChile), Ian Frederick.
In Mumbai and New Delhi, the delegation participated in the Chile-India: Expanded Agreement: Opportunities for Bilateral Economic, Trade and Investment Relations, which will feature presentations by Chilean authorities and businessmen from both countries. In this instance, former President Frei spoke about the international trade policy of Chile and Alejandro Buvinic on the progress of trade between both countries and the opportunities presented by the Extension of the Partial Agreement.
For their part, Chilean businessmen had the opportunity to meet with importers and technical counterparts and visited important points of sale and distribution for their products in both cities.