13 nov 2018
Spain-Peru Meeting

KING FELIPE VI INAUGURATED THE SPAIN-PERU MEETING

• Organized by the Secretary of State for Commerce through ICEX, CEOE and Spain’s Chamber of Commerce

The Secretary of State for Commerce, through ICEX Spain Export and Investment, organized, together with Spain’s Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), a Spain-Peru Business Meeting in which 30 Spanish and 80 local companies took part, and where they analysed business opportunities between both countries, to subsequently maintain around 120 business rounds previously scheduled.

Spain-Peru Meeting

The meeting was inaugurated by the King of Spain and the President of the Republic of Peru. The opening session was also attended by the Secretary of State for Trade and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Collaboration, on the Spanish side, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, on the Peruvian side.

The Secretary of State for Commerce and President of ICEX, Xiana Méndez, stressed that "the entry into force in 2013 of the Free Trade Agreement between Peru and the European Union has been a boosting element for Peruvian exports to European markets". With regards to trade, she added that "Peruvian companies have found in Spain an important market for their exports and a natural place from which to centralize their operations and offer their products and services throughout Europe"

Xiana Méndez also highlighted that “the Spanish business presence in Peru is very important, with more than 400 companies of Spanish origin being present in the most diverse economic sectors" and she indicated that "many of them have a high degree of social recognition and are part of the daily life of many Peruvians. "

The vice president of CEOE, Joaquim Gay de Montellà, participated in the panel "Spain and Peru: a relationship of business cooperation looking towards the future". He explained that "Spanish companies can contribute to the modernization of the Peruvian economy in a decisive way, through the development of its infrastructures, the transfer of knowledge and skills and getting more out of the opportunities offered by the new digital era." He also pointed out that there are "interesting opportunities for the engineering sector, steel products, equipment and machinery for construction, electronic and computer products, and textile machinery."