Auto Care Association Announces Webinar on Business Opportunities in Colombia

Posted by Auto Care News on January 17, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – January 18, 2017 – The Auto Care Association and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will be hosting a free webinar on the business opportunities in the automotive industry in Colombia. The webinar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. ET, and will provide details about the Auto Care Association trade mission to Colombia, a country profile, market information and best prospects.

The United States is Colombia’s largest trading partner. The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) offers low- or zero-tariff rates on merchandise, increases transparency, improves the business environment and reduces market access barriers. 

Participants will hear first-hand market insight from U.S. Commercial Service automotive industry specialists, and will have the opportunity to raise questions to address specific interests. Participants will also learn about the U.S. Commercial Service/DOC in-country support, as well as the Auto Care Association trade mission to Colombia, taking place June 7-8, 2017.

The Auto Care Association's trade missions are a part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help the automotive industry increase exports to free trade agreement partners in Latin America. 

There is no fee to attend the webinar, but attendees must register at The webinar is open to Auto Care Association members and non-members. Attendees are encouraged to register early due to limited availability.

For details about the webinar and the trade mission, 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