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Argentina trade mission yields $24 million in expected sales for Florida

Staff Writer |
The nearly 40 businesses from Florida that participated in the recent economic development mission to Argentina have reported more than $24 million in expected sales.

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Additionally, these businesses generated $1.85 million in actual sales during the mission.

This was the first trade mission by any governor from the U.S. under Argentina’s new administration and Governor Rick Scott was the first U.S. governor to meet with Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

Argentina is Florida’s 10th largest trade partner with more than $4.2 billion in bilateral trade.

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) partnered with the U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Embassy in Argentina, the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina and the Florida Ports Council to ensure a successful mission for the companies in attendance.

As a result of strong partnerships, the Florida Ports Council and the Argentine Coordination of Ports signed an MOU to develop direct sea routes between Argentina and Florida.

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