BETHESDA, Md. – December 4, 2018 – The Auto Care Association has
announced a new trade mission to Colombia
on June 5-6, 2019 that is open to all companies in the automotive aftermarket
industry. The trade mission serves as a business development opportunity for companies
in the auto care industry seeking to gain first-hand market information and to meet
with potential clients and partners. Meetings are pre-screened to match each participant’s
specific business objectives.
Participants will have the
opportunity to visit EXPOPARTES, the largest
Colombian automotive parts fair organized by Asopartes, a Colombian trade
association representing auto parts importers and distributors. Expopartes features
more than 280 local and international exhibitors with over 25,000 visitors
anticipated for 2019.
Trade mission packages include:
- prearranged private business-to-business
- hotel accommodations;
- local transportation;
- market overview briefings; and
- networking reception.
The trade mission is open to all
companies in the industry, with qualifying companies eligible to receive an
offset of the trade mission package cost. Auto Care Association members will
receive a reduced rate.
“We have had great success in
finding highly motivated individuals and locally established businesses to meet
with us face-to-face and discuss acquiring our products,” said Santiago
Estrada, international account executive, Warco Products and past trade mission
- Under the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement,
most auto parts enter the market tariff free.
- Tariffs on other parts will be reduced to zero
over the next one-to-five years.
- The United States is Colombia’s largest trading
- With 49 million inhabitants, Colombia is the
fourth largest economy in Latin America.
- Colombia has five commercial hubs, in contrast
to most Latin American countries that have only one or two major cities.
- U.S. exports to Colombia in 2017 were valued at
USD $13.3 billion.
The association has hosted seven
missions in the past three years to key markets in Latin America.
For pricing details and to
register please visit www.autocare.org/trade-missions.
For additional event information, please contact Carolina Arregoces at firstname.lastname@example.org