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 Mexico and the United States’ 10 other Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners in Latin 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 that can help companies get deals done.

We hope you will explore the Look South website to familiarize yourself with the many resources available to exporters. The left-hand menu options allow you to search for best prospect markets for your company by sector or by country. You will also find a host of information on the initiative, our FTAs, trade events, trade financing, market research, and one-on-one counseling opportunities.

For more information about the Look South initiative click here.

For information on all the markets in the Western Hemisphere, visit the Trade Americas site. 

Chile, Mexico, and Peru Top Markets for Renewable Energy Exports

The International Trade Administration recently released a new market assessment tool for exporters in the renewable energy industry, Renewable Energy Top Markets for U.S. Exports 2014-2015.  The report provides high-level information regarding key potential export markets for American companies in order to steer exporters towards those markets where they may be most effective. A number of Latin American free trade agreement partners rank highly in the report, including Chile, Mexico, and Peru in the top 10. The report was released as part of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative (RE4I).


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

Trade Winds - The Americas
May 15-23, 2014

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

Caribbean Region Trade Mission
June 8-12, 2014

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