What is Look South?

LOOK SOUTH is a coordinated Federal Government effort led by the U.S. Department of Commerce to help more American companies “Look South” to do business with and expand sales to dynamic markets including Mexico and our 10 other Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners in Central and South America.  These 11 economies – Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru – all have a rapidly growing base of middle-class consumers and diversifying industries. The Look South Initiative will help businesses across the country explore these markets, learn about emerging opportunities, and tap into federal programs, services, and financing that can help companies get deals done.

Look South features our Free Trade Agreement partners in Latin America. For information on all the markets in the Western Hemisphere, please visit our Trade Americas site. 

The Inter-American Development Bank Launches ConnectAmericas Portal

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently launched ConnectAmericas, a new digital social networking platform to help companies, especially small and medium-size businesses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, expand to international markets.  ConnectAmericas offers members access to potential clients, suppliers, partners and investors throughout the region and around the world. 


AS/COA Looking to the Americas Conference
May 6-7, 2014

Tampa Bay International
Town Hall
May 9, 2014

Florida Logistics and Trade Conference
May 15-16, 2014

Alabama Trade Mission
to Peru and Uruguay
May 31-June 6

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