Auto Care Insider Volume 88 - (Page 9)
Panamanian Chamber of Commerce
AUTO CARE ASSOCIATION
PARTICIPATES IN TRADE
MISSION TO LATIN AMERICA
TWO Auto Care Association executives
participated in Trade Winds - the
Americas Business Development
Conference and Trade Mission in
May in Panama City, Panama and
Bogotá, Colombia, sponsored by the
U.S. Department of Commerce. The
2014 Trade Winds program included
an Americas-focused business forum
consisting of regional and industryspecific conference sessions as well as
pre-arranged consultations with U.S.
Foreign Commercial Service Senior
Officers representing commercial
markets throughout the region.
Andres Castrillon, director,
international trade, and Larry
Northup, senior director, membership,
participated in mission stops to
Andres Castrillon and Larry Northup, Auto
Care Association, with Kevin Whitaker, U.S.
Ambassador to Colombia (C)
With an increasing number of Free Trade Agreements
having entered into force between the United States and
Central/South American countries in the past few years,
trade between the U.S. and Latin America is booming.
Panama and Colombia from May 14-22.
Castrillon and Northup spent several
days in Panama City and Bogotá
meeting with several trade associations,
chambers of commerce, importers,
distributors and government officials.
With an increasing number of Free
Trade Agreements having entered into
force between the United States and
Central/South American countries in the
past few years, trade between the U.S.
and Latin America is booming. The five
countries visited during the Trade Winds
mission (Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama
and Ecuador) account for approximately
U.S. $60 billion worth of exports of a
wide range of products from the United
States. These are also strong export
markets when looking exclusively at
auto parts, with Chile alone accounting
for U.S. $280 million in exports in 2013.
For more information, contact
Andres Castrillon at andres.
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