• Trade Mission

    Colombia is becoming one of Latin America’s most attractive destinations for international exporters and investors. With the fourth largest economy in Latin America, Colombia has seen steady economic growth in recent years. Illinois exports to Colombia totaled $520 million in 2018, a 91.6% increase since 2009, and Colombia is Illinois' 22nd largest export market. The Colombian economy has a rapidly growing base of middle-class consumers as well as diversifying industries. The United States has a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia that bolsters bilateral trade.
    We invite interested Illinois businesses to join OTI for an informational webinar on this exciting opportunity Tuesday, October 12 at 10:00am Central Time. The webinar will provide an overview of the export opportunities for Illinois companies and offer a preview of the Virtual Trade Mission to Colombia in November 2021.
    Webinar RegistrationAccessing the Colombian Market: A Virtual Trade Mission Preview
    Virtual Trade Mission 
    Participants will receive:
    • Pre-qualified and scheduled B2B matchmaking
    • 6-8 virtual meetings
    • Promotion among Colombian companies in their sector
    • Briefing materials
    Registration deadline: The registration deadline is October 20, 2021. Space is limited and qualified Illinois firms will be considered on a first-come, first-served. 
    Link to apply: ISTEP form
    Participation fee: $250
    For more information contact:
    Chris Sedgwick, International Trade Specialist – The Americas
    Colombia offers enormous opportunities for U.S. exporters and Illinois companies.
    The leading sectors for US exports are:
    • Automotive Parts
    • Bioscience
    • Defense
    • Education
    • Electric Power
    • Environmental Technologies
    • Healthcare Products
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
    • Medical Equipment
    • Medical Devices
    • Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Equipment
    • Packaging Equipment
    • Pharma & Cosmetics
    • Processed Food and Beverage
    • Renewable Energy Systems 
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