September 15, 2021

How to Do Business in South America

Looking to start exporting to South America?  Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast have a variety of tools available to help you! From Webinars, to instructional overview videos, to Country Market Profiles, with just a little bit of effort you can have a variety of information at your fingertips to make sure you are as prepared as possible before you try to start breaking into the market.

South America is a large continent with 14 distinct and unique countries. Food Export has In-Market Representatives that cover 4 of the biggest markets in this region, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.

Recorded Webinar

To get started with your research we recommend taking the time to watch our Recorded Webinar from earlier this year titled  How to do Business in South America.

This webinar is just over an hour long and can be watched anytime, anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Here is an overview of what topics the webinar will cover:

  • Cultural differences in South America: focusing on Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru
  • How buyers typically react and behave during business meetings
  • What buyers most likely expect from you when doing business
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the business culture in these countries and how communication has been affected


YouTube Videos

We also have a series of YouTube videos that give a detailed and helpful overview of the 4 markets.  These videos give a great educational overview of the country, the culture, and specifics about the retail, food service, and food processing industries in each country.

BRAZIL

CHILE

COLOMBIA

PERU



Country Market Profiles

Looking for a more detailed overview of the potential of each market? On our website we have an entire collection of Country Market Profiles where our Food Export Helpline Counselor gives detailed overviews of markets every year.

These profiles have an incredible amount of market data and research that go into them and can be extremely helpful to U.S. companies that are looking to learn more about a potential market.

Click below to check out the profiles for the 4 markets in South America.

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Peru

 

Virtual Consultations

One final tool that we have to help you get started doing business in South America is our Virtual Consultations service.  This service allows you to meet directly with our In-Market Representatives in South America for 30 mins to get your specific questions about the market answered. These sessions are meant to help you explore questions related to export plans and market expansion.

Good luck with your efforts in South America and make sure to stay tuned to our website and social media for when we have new resources that would be beneficial for your exporting efforts!