The Directorate-General (DG) for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs has contributed to cooperation between the EU and Latin America through initiatives that primarily target small businesses. These include an IPR helpdesk and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.
The EU and Latin America have enjoyed privileged relations since the first bi-regional summit, held in Brazil in 1999, established a strategic partnership between them.
DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is also pursuing specific dialogues with some Latin American countries, namely on SMEs and industrial cooperation, industrial innovation and clusters, standardisation, raw materials, sustainable construction, tourism and space.
The DG engages in specific activities with Brazil.