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Cheryl Harvey, Seeds of Ayllu Founder Discusses Doing Business in Guatemala and Peru

Cheryl Harvey, Seeds of Ayllu Founder Discusses Doing Business in Guatemala and Peru

Cheryl Harvey shares her perspectives on the challenges of doing business in Guatemala and Peru as a British business owner. Biz Latin Hub's Carina Zambrano had the pleasure of connecting with Cheryl Harvey, Founder and Mindful Director of Seeds of Ayllu Limited and former Country Manager to our office in Lima, Peru. We gained insight into her experience exporting high quality, nutritious, consciously cultivated Brazil Nuts and Cacao from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru and communities in...

British Ambassador Jeff Glekin Highlights Opportunities for People and Business in Bolivia

British Ambassador Jeff Glekin Highlights Opportunities for People and Business in Bolivia

Jeff Glekin shares insights on the work of the British Embassy to strengthen connections with Bolivian people, businesses and institutions. As part of our Q&A series, Biz Latin Hub’s Chelsea Heywood reached out to Jeff Glekin, British Ambassador to Bolivia, to hear about his experience developing British relations with the Latin American country. Jeff has an extensive background in diplomatic roles, previous serving as the Deputy Head of Mission in Bogotá, Colombia, Deputy Head of...

How to Get an Argentina Business Visa as a UK Citizen

How to Get an Argentina Business Visa as a UK Citizen

Did you know that individuals from the United Kingdom (UK) have preferential requirements to obtain an Argentina business visa compared to other nations? There are two main types of visas to do business in Argentina: a business visa and professional visa. Latin America is a region growing in popularity and perceived opportunity for UK businesses, and it's a crucial time to act on the advantages offered by countries such as Argentina to make your move to expand commercially. We outline the...

Peru and the UK Sign Reconstruction Agreement

Peru and the UK Sign Reconstruction Agreement

In June 2020, the UK government won Peru’s bid for the “Integral plan for the reconstruction of the damaged infrastructure of the Northern regions of Peru affected by floods in 2017", also called the Reconstruction Agreement or Programme. This government-to-government agreement involves the reconstruction of Peruvian infrastructure and the construction of preventative measures against natural disasters. Parties involved in the Peru-UK Reconstruction Agreement The Reconstruction Agreement...

Perceptions of Doing Business in Latin America: Cautious Optimism For Future Growth and Opportunities

Perceptions of Doing Business in Latin America: Cautious Optimism For Future Growth and Opportunities

In June 2020, the Biz Latin Hub team launched a survey asking for information about individuals’ perceptions about doing business in Latin America. In June 2020, the Biz Latin Hub team launched a survey asking for information about individuals’ perceptions about doing business in Latin America. We received a range of responses from 75 business owners, executives, government officials and other specialists operating in over 40 countries worldwide. 57.3% of respondents are considering expanding...

Overview of Argentina-UK Trade Relations

Overview of Argentina-UK Trade Relations

Within an uncertain global economic context, Argentina and the United Kingdom (UK) evaluate their current trade relationship and consider potential moves to strengthen ties. In early March 2020, officials from both sides met in Buenos Aires to explore further opportunities in the bilateral relationship. This was the first meeting between officials under the Presidencies of Boris Johnson and Alberto Fernández. Fernández took office in Argentina in December 2019. The departure of the United...

BritCham Colombia’s Michael Phillips Talks Business for Brits in Colombia

BritCham Colombia’s Michael Phillips Talks Business for Brits in Colombia

Colombia is fast becoming an economy to watch in Latin America, for its booming commercial climate and regulatory benefits designed to draw in new investment and business. Additionally, its proactive approach to forming new trade relations with the rest of the world is increasing the country's attractiveness to companies looking to expand into Latin America. We got in touch with our British Chamber of Commerce here in Colombia to talk to their Subdirector, Michael Phillips about British...

Australia-UK Relations: What Could Free Movement Mean for Business?

Australia-UK Relations: What Could Free Movement Mean for Business?

Australian and UK officials have been making noise about a potential free trade deal since 2016. Now, on the back of an official visit to Canberra, a further deal-sweetener has been thrown into the mix: a potential ‘Free Movement’ agreement. Free movement would allow for greater flows of people between two high-performing world actors. Australia, with an open business environment unprecedented 26 consecutive years of economic growth, is perfectly positioned for UK businesses looking for new...

Reflections: Rugby 4 Peace 2019

Reflections: Rugby 4 Peace 2019

Thursday 11th July 2019 at El Salitre Park in Bogota was the first time Fundación Buen Punto organized a large-scale event for underprivileged children in Bogotá. They catered for more than 50 coaches from the Sports Ministry, Bogota Sports Authority IDRD, Indeportes Cundinamarca and the Bogota Rugby League. This event aimed to build capability to support and work with approximately 350 children from post conflict and isolated communities. Diya Teeluck and Adrien Soto, volunteers from sponsors...

How Technology Can Reduce the Cost of International Expansion

How Technology Can Reduce the Cost of International Expansion

If you are a visionary local entrepreneur looking to expand your business globally, then you’re probably trying to figure out the most cost-effective option for doing so. Thankfully, all businesses and consumers have one of the most powerful international business expansion tools at your disposal: the internet. Thanks to technological growth, it is easier and more rewarding now to reach out to your prospective global clientele. With many social networks growing into massive marketing platforms...

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