UK businesses are facing a critical time and those that trade overseas are increasingly looking to new markets to offset the looming challenges of exiting the EU. Proactive companies are looking to the high growth markets of Asia, Latin America and India where new technologies, unique brands and innovative solutions are in demand. Cooperation between Latin America and the UK “We are turning around decades of British withdrawal in Latin America. Now I think it is universally understood across the capitals of the region that Britain is expanding. Britain is coming back” - William Hague. The UK’s trading relationship with Latin America can be seen in the context of the historically close economic ties that existed in the mid-1800s. Evidence can be seen in the original mines, where British miners were involved in the early development, and it’s visible in the infrastructure and railways that cross the continent. There was a significant decline in the UK’s trade with the region after the First World War, and UK companies then developed closer links with US and European markets. Not so long ago, UK imports into Latin America were at just over 1% of the goods and machinery coming into these markets. More recently, UK Governments have sought to change that: William Hague, the then Foreign Secretary, visited in 2012 and announced that “We are turning around decades of British withdrawal in Latin America. Now I think it is universally understood across the capitals of the region that Britain is expanding. Britain is coming back”. Since then there have been numerous...