Exporting goods to Chile, whether it is for the first time, or on a regular basis, can be a challenging experience. There are many elements to consider when shipping to a country such as Chile. If you are in Canada or the US and not entirely familiar with the Latin American market, you should consider a cargo shipping company that knows the business culture, the language, the customs regulations and has a proven track record of success when it comes to shipping to Chile.
Regulations in Chile are not only very different from the ones in the US or Canada, communication methods and business etiquette are also very distinct: ● Corporate culture in Chile is relationship-driven. Chileans are known as warm, friendly, hard-working people of the utmost ethical standards, they are generally recognized for being easy to deal with. They value personal relationships more than formal business connections which is the norm in the US or Canada. Therefore, it is necessary to nurture business relationships over time, by building trust and friendship. ● Flexibility and spontaneity are also common traits of Chileans although in Chile punctuality is highly valued in business. ● It is also important to consider the language as a possible barrier. Although most highly-educated business executives speak English fluently, the average person speaks only Spanish.
Chile offers a unique and dynamic business environment for companies looking to expand internationally. As a country that holds free trade agreements with various partners Worldwide, we can classify Chile as one of the most welcoming markets in Latin America. Currently, Chileans have free trade agreements with China, USA, Mexico, Japan, Europe, Canada, Panama, Central America and South Korea. As a result, reduced or zero-rate customs duties are possible when shipping from these countries which turns out to be a huge business opportunity. Chile is a member of LAIA (Latin American Integration Association) and an associate member of MERCOSUR. Also, it has recently become a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Chilean economy is recognized internationally as one of the most stable, open and competitive in Latin America. The country has built its recent success on the development of mining, agriculture and forestry as its key economic sectors. With the opening of European and Asian markets, the export of copper, forestry products, vegetables, fruit, wine, fishmeal and fish —most notably salmon— have increased significantly and therefore its needs in industrial material and high-end equipment is constantly growing. The need for shipping to and from Chile has been increasing exponentially during recent years. With LAC by your side you will reinforce your company’s cargo shipping capability to Chile. Our experienced professionals are very familiar with the market requirements in Chile which is very important to avoid delays during the importation process. We provide you with all the necessary tools to break into the Chilean market, headache free.
Every country in every continent offers a unique mix of laws, guidelines, customs regulations, documentation requirements, controlled or prohibited goods lists, communication norms, and cultural biases. If you want to be successful in penetrating the Chilean market, you will need a logistics partner that understands the Chilean culture, the business landscape and speaks the local language as well. Our team of experts offer you superior freight forwarding services and the best rates for your cargo shipping to Chile. Our combined experience, extensive knowledge; logistics skills and local connections will help you get started on the right foot and make sure that your goods are transported quickly, safely, and worry-free. We have your company’s best interests at heart, if you want to be successful in Chile, Latin American Cargo is the best freight forwarding company for you.
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