The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs has contributed to cooperation between the EU and Latin America through initiatives that primarily target small businesses.
The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk offers free support on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues to help European small businesses working in the region.
The Enterprise Europe Network, which is steered by this directorate-general, is present in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Organisations from other Latin American countries have shown an interest in joining as well.
We also pursue specific activities with some Latin American countries, namely on small businesses, industrial innovation and clusters, raw materials and space.