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Welcome to Trade Americas!

The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. business export goods and services to markets worldwide. The Trade Americas program brings together the resources of U.S. Commercial Service offices in 14 countries and State Department sections at U.S. Embassies in 9 additional markets, providing your company with a single point of access to regional trade events, our extensive services, and research covering markets throughout the region.

The Trade Americas site provides information on the existing and proposed free trade agreements throughout the region, market research, trade event lists, industry-specific information, business service providers, useful links, and key contacts. 

For information about the “Look South” initiative, click here.

For information about “Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas”, click here.

Featured Program

Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge – Registrations due April 16, 2014
U.S. Department of State and World Environment Center launch Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to empower small and medium-sized enterprises in the Western Hemisphere. Learn more…

Featured Events

2014 Trade Winds The Americas – May 15-23, 2014
This mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross section of industries with growth potential in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama and Ecuador, including but not limited to Mining and Construction Equipment, Information Technology and Telecommunications Equipment, Building Products, Medical Equipment, Healthcare Products and Services, Consumer Products and Safety and Security industries. Learn more...

Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Trade Mission and Business Development Conference - June 8-12, 2014
In addition to participating in the Business Development Conference, U.S. companies will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one business appointments with Econ/Commercial Officers from U.S. Embassies in the Caribbean region, as well as matchmaking appointments with companies in the Dominican Republic and one other market. Learn more…

SelectUSA South America Road Show - August 26 – 29, 2014 - Santiago, Chile | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Bogota, Colombia
Join the first-ever South America SelectUSA Road Show! This three-city Road Show to Santiago, Sao Paulo, and Bogota will offer U.S. state and regional EDOs the opportunity to market their locations directly to investors. Learn more…  

Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) – October 8-10, 2014 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
ACF brings together key public and private sector authorities at the highest level enabling political leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and experts from throughout the hemisphere to exchange perspectives on how to improve the competitiveness of Western Hemisphere economies. Learn more…

Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series: The Americas – October 29-31, 2014 – Charlotte, NC
This is a unique business conference that will help you transform market potential to market success. This is the premier conference for U.S. executives who want to explore new export market development strategies, innovative tools to promote competiveness and success, and the dynamic markets of North, Central, and South America. Learn more…

Country Information 

Learn more about how we can help you increase export sales to these markets:









Costa Rica

Dominican Republic


El Salvador










Trinidad and Tobago



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