Colombia - June 2019

Trade Mission
June 4-7, 2019
Historic buildings in Bogota with Colombian flag in foreground
Historic buildings in Bogota, Colombia

Are you looking for a thriving market to grow your food and agricultural exports? Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a trade mission to Bogota, June 4-7, 2019, and learn how the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) is opening doors, creating new opportunities and helping U.S. ag exports flourish to record levels.

Since CTPA entered into force in 2012, U.S. farm and food exports to Colombia have more than doubled, reaching a record $2.9 billion in 2018. Most notably, increased feed demand for the country’s expanding pork and poultry industries, along with favorable tariffs under CTPA, have led to rapid growth of U.S. corn and soybean exports to the market. Since 2012:

  • U.S. corn exports have surged, increasing more than tenfold and making Colombia the fourth-largest market for U.S. corn exports. 
  • U.S. soybean and soybean meal exports have also soared, reaching a six-fold increase. 
  • Exports of U.S. consumer-oriented goods (including pork, poultry, pet food, tree nuts and beef) have also significantly increased, driven by demand from an expanding middle class.

While in Bogota, local staff from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will arrange business-to-business meetings with potential customers from Colombia and Panama. FAS and industry trade experts will also guide you through in-depth briefings and site visits where you will discover the many advantages U.S. exporters have over competitors in the region. 

For additional information, please email trademissions@fas.usda.gov

Programs

Market Development Programs

Emerging Markets Program (EMP)

Funds technical assistance activities to promote exports of U.S. agricultural commodities to emerging markets worldwide.

News and Features

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