Vice President Antonio Tajani visited the United States, Mexico and Colombia on 11-17 May, together with a delegation of representatives of European SMEs and entrepreneurs to help European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to foster buisness cooperation with these regions and their partially fast growing markets.
The objective of the visit is to strengthen bilateral relations between the EU and these three Countries, as part of the strategy to boost economic growth and competitiveness through greater internationalisation of European industries.
The strategic sectors are: greater integration of markets and standards, industrial innovation, SMEs, raw materials and space tourism. Antonio Tajani will sign several agreements and he will meet the representatives of institutions and economic stakeholders.
The visit to the United States, Mexico and Colombia belongs to a series labeled "missions for Growth", which started in December 2011 with a trip to Brazil, together with a delegation of representatives of European entrepreneurs and SMEs. Other missions are planned in some countries in Asia and North Africa between the second half of 2012 and early 2013.