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Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to partner firms, project developers, and design. To find your local design services specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.
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Discover Global Markets: The Americas – Miami, FL, May 12-14, 2015
Meet One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Diplomats
Whether for market opportunities, help in overcoming challenges, or general questions, meet with U.S. commercial diplomats from 22 countries:
§ Argentina, Bahama, Barbados, Belize, Brazil
§ Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic
§ Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras
§ Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua,
§ Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago
Exploring the Markets of the Americas
§ How are the markets of the Americas performing today?
§ How will the markets be performing in five years?
§ What are today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities?
§ What challenges do these dynamic markets present to U.S. companies?
Panels featuring economists, industry professionals, trade experts, and U.S. commercial diplomats will explore
these questions and others to help you define your competitive strategy for the Americas.
|Infrastructure Opportunities in Panama and Colombia -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Railroad Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)|
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In this webinar you will learn about the opportunities in the following sectors: building products, construction equipment, electrical power systems, safety and security equipment, airport supplies, logistics and distribution solutions providers, port equipment, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS), airport and port design and construction.
A plethora of opportunities for American firms in Colombia and Panama are the result of by the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
The US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement on May 15, 2012 provides immediate duty-free entry for 80 percent of U.S. consumer and industrial exports to Colombia, with remaining tariffs phased out over the next 10 years.Colombia is the third largest market in the region, after Mexico and Brazil, and is ranked 22nd as a market for U.S. exports globally. Over the past 10 years, Colombia has become one of the most stable economies in the region.
The US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) that has had the effect of eliminating some 90% of tariffs and duties on U.S. exports to Panama. In 2011, U.S. exports to Panama jumped 34% to $8.25 billion – in no small part due to the fact that Panama's economy grew 10.5%.
Main webinar speakers include Cameron Werker,Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Colombia and Daniel T. Crocker, Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy Panama
Please see Trade Mission Link to learn more:
|Cameron Werker, Shanghai|
Senior Commercial Officer
|Daniel Crocker, OIO-WH|
|Arica Young, TPP|
International Trade Specialist