On 27 September 2017, the UK Department for International Trade announced that the UK Government was launching a new ‘trade dialogue’ with emerging markets in South America to strengthen bilateral trade and investment relationships and to seek continuity in UK trade relationships post Brexit. According to the announcement, the dialogue will focus on the UK’s strong trade links with 3 Andean countries: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. In addition, the government’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance, will double financial support for UK-Peru trade, offering up to £4 billion of financing available to UK exporters and buyers of UK goods and services in Peru.