TRANSFER Newsletter Southern-Europe and Latin America (October 2013)

While we are enjoying the last summer days it's time to prepare our business for the last period of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. We give you an update of events in which Transfer will  or has been participating, like next Thursday October 10th there will be a gathering in The Hague for  Ecuador, who is looking for foreign expertise in the horticulture sector. At the end of this month there will be an incoming mission from France in Amsterdam for suppliers of sport infrastructure and in Madrid there will be Latin American fruit & vegetable companies next week. Furthermore we provide you information about other business opportunities in the countries we are active in, like e-commerce in France is booming, luxury goods are doing very well in Brazil and tourism in Colombia is flourishing. Mexico is busy with expanding the automotive sector and opens its energy sector for foreign investment.

Enjoy this newsletter. For more information contact our office in Rotterdam or one of our local offices in Paris, Barcelona, Mexico D.F. and São Paulo.

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  • Flexible trade mission: Explore your possibilities in undiscovered Latin America!
  • France: e-commerce market booming!
  • Brazil´s rising luxury retail market attracts European premium brands
  • Mexico opens energy sector to foreign investors
  • CBI supports Central American companies on their way to the European market
  • The answer for tourism and business is Colombia
  • France EURO 2016 - Less than 1000 days left
  • Mexico’s automotive industry
     

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Mexico celebrates 8 decades of professional wrestling








Professional wrestling is becoming a kind of pop culture in Mexico, with Salvador Lutteroth Gonzalez as the almost 90 years old spiritual father. Mexican professional wrestlers are known for the masks they wear, which symbolize identity and honor.
 

Flexible trade mission: Explore your possibilities in undiscovered Latin America!

Latin America is reaching economic heights. This hasn’t gone unnoticed and the number of foreign companies successfully operating in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Chile is growing by the day. Often trade missions or other export promotion activities are fundamental to this success.

France: e-commerce market booming!

According to Ecommerce Europe the UK, France and Germany together are responsible for 70% of the total EU market and for about 62% of Europe. France especially offers interesting opportunities with sales of € 45 billion (2012) the sector initiated positive developments in recent years despite of the economic crisis. B2C E-Commerce sales are projected to increase to reach almost € 70 billion (2015).
 

Brazil´s rising luxury retail market attracts European premium brands

In the midst of a global crisis and the ongoing recession in Europe, international luxury retail brands are increasingly looking for developing markets to explore new business and expansion opportunities, setting their eyes on one of the most promising and emerging markets of the moment: Brazil.
 

Mexico opens energy sector to foreign investors

During a ceremony at the presidential residence Los Pinos in Mexico City, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced a new proposal for the nation´s energy reforms on Monday the 12th of August. The sweeping proposal already represents the country´s biggest economic overhaul and basically implies that Mexico´s historically closed energy sector should be opened up to foreign investors.

CBI supports Central American companies on their way to the European market - next week!

As part of the Agro-food Export program the Centre for Promotion of Import from Developing Countries (CBI) coaches and guides Central American companies from the vegetables-and fruit sector in October 2013 with their first steps toward the European market.

The answer for tourism and business is Colombia

Colombia is enjoying an economic surge. In the past few years, the country has been experiencing solid economic growth and has become one of the main Latin America’s investment hotspots. Boosted by business-friendly policies and a long track record of regulatory stability, foreign direct investment inflows have soared and the country has gained investment grade credit ratings.

 
 France EURO 2016 - Less than 1000 days left

Two years have already passed since France started the first preparations for the EURO 2016 European Football Championship. By then seven stadiums had to undergo real major renovations, four new constructions had to be built and only one was already in perfect shape according to the new requirements. Although there is still a lot of work to do, the progress is going well and Euro 16 - which will be held in ten different cities - is reaching beautiful results.


Mexico’s automotive industry

Last year was the best year in the history of the Mexican automotive industry, with record production and export figures. Mexico manufactured 2.885 million units, representing a 12.8% increase over the previous year and strengthening the country’s position as the second largest producer of vehicles in Latin America.