Auto Care Association Announces 2017 Dates for Trade Mission to Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on October 25, 2016

BETHESDA, MD – October 24, 2016 – The Auto Care Association has announced a trade mission to Colombia, June 7-8, 2017, as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support export promotion projects in Latin America. 

The trade mission is a business development opportunity that assists participating companies to gain first-hand Colombian market information through private, business-to-business meetings, and turnkey services. The association organized two successful trade missions to Guatemala and Peru earlier in this year. 

“The Auto Care Association and the U.S. Commercial Service did a magnificent job of setting up productive meetings with local businesses which are eagerly ready to create business relationships with our U.S. organization,” said Daniel Moroles, sales and market development manager, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

This cost-effective trade mission package to Colombia includes personalized business-to-business matchmaking meetings with pre-screened potential clients and partners, hotel accommodations, local transportation, meals, interpreters and market overview briefings. Qualifying firms are eligible for an offset of the trade mission costs.

Trade mission participants will have the opportunity to visit Expopartes, June 7-9, 2017, the largest Colombian automotive parts fair organized by Asopartes, a Colombian trade association representing auto parts importers and distributors. 

For details about the trade missions and to register, visit For additional event information, contact Carolina Arregoces at or 240-333-1037.

About the Auto Care Association
Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit