U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Announces Healthcare Trade and Investment Mission to Peru
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews today announced that he will lead a healthcare trade and investment mission to Lima, Peru from March 7-9, 2016. The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business in Peru, focusing on pharmaceutical producers, medical device manufacturers, hospital operation and management services, hospital information systems, and eHealth solutions.
“The U.S. business community can partner with Peru to provide world-class products and services to help meet the country’s growing healthcare sector,” said U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews. “Working together, we can help Peru meet its healthcare needs while also generating economic growth, creating new jobs, and increasing prosperity for people in both the United States and Peru.”
Peru will invest $2.6 billion over the next two years to build and improve a variety of infrastructure projects, including upgrading and equipping several hospitals and healthcare centers, new equipment, blood banks, and telemedicine systems. The Peruvian government's forward approach on prioritizing and enhancing the country's healthcare system to meet Peruvian's growing demand for quality healthcare and medicine will yield opportunities for U.S. suppliers of medical equipment and devices, U.S. pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and U.S. healthcare IT service providers.
The healthcare trade and investment mission delegation will be composed of senior executives from 15-20 U.S. firms, representing the mission’s target sectors. Businesses interested in participating in this trade mission should complete an online application at the Peru mission website at www.export.gov/tradeamericas/trademissionperu2016.
There will be a Webinar at 1:00 pm EST today, December 10, 2015 (Registration)
For more information, you can contact U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration at (202) 482-0057 orMatthew.Gaisford@trade.gov.
The application deadline for the trade mission is Monday, February 1, 2016.
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