Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the world's leading food producing and exporting regions. While there are significant differences from country to country, the LAC region now represents 17% of agri-cultural trade – and companies across the region continuously invest millions in new products, technology and solutions, such as in global value chain (GVC).
In recent years, many of the LAC’s countries have achieved respectable rates of agricultural productivity growth. Nonetheless, raising productivity is essential to meet domestic food needs and enhance export competitiveness. This represents business opportunities for Danish companies, which are prominent in the LAC region for their innovative products, technology, and know-how.
THE SHOPPING LINE CONCEPT is a new initiative focusing on bridging relations between Danish exporters and larger companies around the world. Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF) is allocating credit lines to targeted companies that can be utilized when buying technology and equipment from Danish companies. LAC’s firms can simply get a credit card for multiple shopping from Danish suppliers.
The shopping line concept was first established in Brazil in 2017. In 2019, Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, EKF and the Danish Embassies in LAC are planning to settle shopping lines in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. Attending companies on these delegations will be matched with a number of relevant and important companies from respective countries – the idea is thus to kick-start Danish export to the region.
Join this seminar if your company has an active interest in the Latin American food & agriculture sectors. This seminar can be used as an introduction to the markets for companies already signed up for a shopping line in 2019 and/or companies considering to take advantage of the concept in the future.