Cessi seeks cooperation agreement for software development between Argentina and Brazil

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Argentine software and IT enterprise chamber Cessi has said there is potential for a cooperation agreement for software development between Argentina and Brazil, local IT news site Canal Ar reported.

Last month, Cessi's executives had a meeting with Argentina's industry minister Debora Giorgi to start discussing the issue, according to the report. Under the agreement, software firms from both countries would identify and define the areas of cooperation for software development.

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Cessi's executives said that Brazil offers high growth potential for Argentine software exports. Local software and IT service exports to Brazil totaled US$60mn last year, according to the report.

Cessi VP Diego Berardo recently told BNamericas that during 2014, exports to Brazil could grow given the potential of that market. Cessi has signed agreements with Brazilian software promotion association Softex.

In November, Cessi also opened a field office in São Paulo. The opening is part of its internationalization process. Cessi has already opened offices in the US, Colombia, Mexico and Chile under the initiative.

Brazil accounted for 6.6% of total Argentine software and IT services exports during the 2011-12 period, according to Cessi.