Event Calendar

Friday, December 10, 2021

South America Trade Mission and Business Conference

Start Date: 12/5/2021 6:00 AM EST
End Date: 12/10/2021 5:00 PM EST


Event Website: https://www.trade.gov/south-america-trade-mission

Organization Name: International Trade Administration

Laura Krishnan
Email: laura.krishnan@trade.gov
Phone: (202) 482-2867

The 2021 Trade Americas, South America Trade Mission and Business Conference program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore eleven markets in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay.

Hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the South America Conference will focus on region-specific sessions, market entry strategies, export compliance, legal, logistics, disaster resilience and recovery and trade financing resources. You will also be able to have prearranged one-on-one consultations with U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US & FCS) commercial officers and/or Department of State economic/commercial officers with expertise in commercial markets throughout the region.

The combination of the Trade Americas conference and customized business-to-business matchmaking appointments in ONE or TWO countries with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners will provide participants with strategies for expanding their business across the region.

Why South America?

  • Close Proximity – The South America region is a natural commercial partner of the United States, tied closely together by geography, history, and culture.
  • Great Potential for U.S. Exports – The South America region has 397 million potential customers who collectively imported over $121 billion of U.S. goods in 2019.
  • Free Trade Agreements - The U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force on January 1, 2004. The United States and Peru signed the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) on April 12, 2006, which entered into force on February 1, 2009. The United States-Colombia Trade.
    Promotion Agreement (CTPA) was implemented on May 15, 2012. In 2011, the United States and Brazil signed the Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation to enhance cooperation on trade and investment between the Western Hemisphere’s two largest economies. In October 2020, the United States and Brazil signed a new Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency under this agreement.