Firms size-up in Dominican Republic
The Portuguese Enterprise Association (AEP) is in the Dominican Republic and Colombia to drum up business and forge business links between Portugal and the two countries.
The Association has taken seven companies to the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) on 14,15 and 16 April on a mission that will also include Bogotá (18-21 April).
The AEP says these markets have potential and have a stable legal framework to ease the path of Portuguese companies wanting to set up.
Portuguese companies involved in the AEP business scouting mission in Colombia and the Dominican Republic are: Crucineli (women’s wear); Plimat (plastics); Herdmar (cutlery); Arcen (construction materials and machines, ceramics and glass); Diapor (diamond tools); Sorema (textiles) and Ramirez (preserves). Neither of these companies are operating in the two markets and the trip is considered a prospection mission.
During the visits, the Portuguese companies will get the opportunity to discover new markets and set up meetings with local companies. In Bogota the companies will be received by the Portuguese ambassador.
This is the seventh enterprise mission that the AEP has organised to Colombia. In 1998 it was at a mission in Venezuela and Colombia, in 2012,13,14 in Peru and Colombia, and in 2015 and 2016, in Colombia.
The mission is part of the AEP’s “Business on the Way” project as part of Portugal 2020, Compete 2020, Competitiveness and Internationalisation Operational Programme, Eixo II – joint projects internationalisation.