Join special guest Ms. Norcia Ward-Marin, U.S. Commercial Service Trade Specialist in Bogota, Colombia on June 13, 2017 to learn more about exporting to Colombia.
Colombia is Florida’s second largest export market and the fourth largest economy in Latin America making it an excellent market for Tampa Bay exporters. U.S. exports to Colombia have increased 15 percent since the implementation of the U.S.- Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which immediately eliminated import tariffs on 80% of U.S. consumer and industrial products.
Export industries targeted to Columbia include:
Electric Power & Renewable Energy
Processed Food & Beverages
Safety & Security
Travel & Tourism
Water Treatment Systems
There are two opportunities (morning and afternoon) to participate in this workshop at no cost on Tuesday, June 13. Registration before the event is required. Please see the session details and registration links below.
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to our community. Through investment tools, business classes, professional consulting services, trade missions to open new markets, and strategic partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business environment and promotes the Ideal Business Climate of Pinellas County, Florida.
The Tampa Bay Export Alliance (TBEA) is a cooperative effort between Pinellas County Economic Development and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, formed in 2014 to grow jobs and capital investment by increasing the international export of products and services within the bi-county area. The TBEA conducts joint export activities, such as seminars, trade events and trade missions, and supports the export-related growth initiatives of regional economic partners, including Tampa International Airport and Port Tampa Bay.