Events > Virtual Northern Powerhouse Clean Growth Trade Mission, Chile

Northern Powerhouse Virtual Clean Growth Trade Mission to Chile

14 April 2021


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Over the coming months, the Department for International Trade (DIT) will be hosting a series of events in partnership with our overseas teams to help companies working on the Clean Growth agenda access international markets and grow through export.

Clean growth is not a sector but more a cross-cutting theme, encompassing technologies and approaches across sectors. All sectors have an important role in responding to the clean growth agenda.

Chile is the UK’s third-biggest trading partner in Latin America (Comtrade, 2019). It is a great market for businesses wanting to enter Latin America with a strong demand from the following industries:  

  • Energy
  • Transport (automotive, adv. engineering, aerospace, shipping, infrastructure, energy, chemicals)
  • Buildings/Infrastructure (adv. engineering, Construction, Environment, Water, Tech & Smart Cities)
  • Circular Economy (waste management, adv. manufacturing, agri-tech)
  • Mining
  • Management Consultancies and other related services to the industry


The Northern Powerhouse Virtual Mission activity will be split into two parts:

Part 1: Chilean Green Recovery: Opportunities for Northern Powerhouse Businesses, 14 April 2021, 13:30 – 14:30 

Northern Powerhouse companies are at the vanguard of the clean growth revolution that is sweeping the planet. This one-hour webinar in partnership with DIT Chile and the British Chamber of Commerce in Chile will help to identify incredible short-term commercial opportunities in various sectors to strengthen Chile’s green economic recovery efforts from COVID-19. Hear a market overview from our overseas experts along with entry advice to help you get started in this exciting market.

Why should you join?

  • Find out about tangible business and partnership opportunities 

  • Receive an overview of the Chilean market 

  • Build relationships with Clean Growth companies from the Northern Powerhouse and overseas stakeholders 

  • Knowledge sharing and support from our overseas partners 


Part 2: B2B Virtual Meet the Buyer (25 and 27 May 2021)

Suitable Northern Powerhouse companies joining the first part of the mission will receive the opportunity to pitch their products and services directly to representatives in Chile in addition to more in-depth market information and sector specific opportunities. Each company will be given dedicated time to pitch to potential buyers interested in NPH Green Growth businesses. This is an unmissable opportunity to meet buyers and win international business.  

Please note, places will be limited and companies will be offered a place on this event based on their offer and readiness to enter the market. Please express your interest during the registration process and more information will be shared in due course.




About Chile

Chile and the UK have enjoyed a long and vibrant trading and diplomatic history based on shared values. Total trade in goods and services between the UK and Chile was worth £1.6 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2020 and total exports amounted to £843 million.

The UK has also signed an association agreement with Chile. Since 12 January 2021, preferential tariff rates on UK exports to Chile, are being applied as set out in the agreement, opening up more opportunities for UK companies. This association agreement includes provisions on trade in goods (including provisions on preferential tariffs, tariff rate quotas, rules of origin and sanitary and phytosanitary measures), trade in services, intellectual property and Government procurement.

The Government of Chile has announced $34billion-worth of funding for new transport infrastructure projects over the coming decades offering further exciting opportunities for British businesses.

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Please note, delegates may attend Part 1 (Introductory Webinar) only, or both Part 1 and Part 2 (Introductory Webinar followed by the Virtual Meet the Buyer). Delegates will not be able to access the Virtual Meet the Buyer in isolation. Registration for Part 2 (Virtual Meet the Buyer) is an expression of interest only and delegates will be contacted with further information.

The trade mission is open to businesses from the Northern Powerhouse region working in Clean Growth sectors. Due to demand we can only allow one delegate per company.

On registering for this event, we will be collecting personal information as part of our registration process. This information will be processed and shared within the Department for International Trade (DIT) and with selected third parties for purposes connected with DIT performing a task in the public interest or to fulfil an official function and the task or function has a clear basis in law. DIT takes your privacy very seriously. Your personal data shall be processed according to the Department for International Trade’s Fair Processing Notice.

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Don't miss out and maximise your growth potential by joining a Northern Powerhouse trade mission.

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