Panel 3: Exporting to the European Union, Importing from the European Union11:30-12:30
Since the agreement has entered into force, trade has increased two-fold in both volume and value. What are the key drivers behind this increase? What is the value added of exporting to the EU versus other markets? What improvements can be carried out to increase these exports? What is the relationship between trade, growth and employment? How has the involvement of SMEs in exports to the UE evolved? What is the value added of importing from the EU versus other markets? How do European imports contribute to creating value and growth in Chile? How have Chilean consumers benefited from European imports?
Rafael Sabat, International Deputy Director of ProChile
Ronald Bown, President of the Dercorp Group (importers of automobiles and machinery and equipment for agriculture, construction and transportation, among others)
Jorge Quintanilla, General Manager of the Cooperative Coopeumo (exporters of nuts and dried fruits)
Felipe del Rio,President of the Derco Group (importers of automobiles and machinery and equipment for the agriculture, construction and transportation sectors)
Hernán Calderón, President of CONADECUS and Representative of the EU-Chile Joint Consultative Committee
Moderator: Claudia Uribe, International Trade Centre (ITC)