The platform has been developed by the Enterprise Development Center of Peru's Development Financial Corporation - COFIDE.
"We are about to use this platform internationally. We have signed an agreement with Ecuador and we are in talks with Colombia to expand the market for Peruvian and Latin American entrepreneurs," said COFIDE’s Manager for Development, Maria Eugenia Tuesta.
She said that nearly 6,500 MSEs from around the country have joined the platform so far and the aim is to reach 15,000 registered enterprises.
The aim for 2013 is to expand this platform to other countries in the region, including Chile and Argentina, Tuesta added.
Moreover, she announced that over 500 businesses in the garment cluster of Gamarra, in Lima’s La Victoria district, will receive support to become formally registered following the 2nd Seminar on Business Competitiveness held on Thursday in Lima.
"About 400 entrepreneurs formally registered their businesses at the first seminar held in Villa El Salvador district (southern Lima) and the third one will take place in Los Olivos (northern Lima) for companies in the metal-mechanic sector, then we will go to other regions, she said.