The glut of free-trade agreements that Chile has with upwards of 60 countries gives its companies – particularly its SMEs – access to a potentially huge customer base, something the county's government is encouraging them to take advantage of.
Chile's new chapter
Originally published with the August/September 2015 issue of fDi Magazine
Sponsored by ProChile, CIEChile and Chile
Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi
Chile's FDI performance over the past decade has been hugely impressive. However, wary of its inadequate infrastructure and expensive energy prices, the country's government is keen to attract further foreign investment as a way of solving these problems.
The director of Chile's export promotion bureau, ProChile, tells fDi that changes to the country's education system will see an eventual improvement in the skill levels of its workforce, while the drive to assist SMEs in exporting their goods should provide a further boost to the government's efforts to spread the benefits of years of economic growth.
Chile is undergoing a period of significant change as its government, led by president Michelle Bachelet, looks to implement new reforms across a range of sectors from education to taxation, in a bid to bolster the country's position as one of the leading investment destinations in Latin America.
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