Aerospace/Defense Company Showcase: Colombia
Are you interested in an opportunity to promote your Aerospace and Defense Products to buyers, distributors, and officials in Colombia?
The U.S. Commercial Service invites you to participate in our Aerospace/Defense Company Showcase: Colombia
Colombia is the fourth largest economy in Latin America and has the third-largest population with approximately 50 million people. An improved security environment and steady economic growth prior to the COVID-19 pandemic made Colombia one of Latin America’s most attractive destinations for exports and investment. The United States is Colombia’s number one trading partner- both in terms of exports and imports. This is in part due to the 2012 Trade Promotion Agreement, under which over 80% of U.S. exports (including most aerospace and defense products) enter Colombia duty free.
The Colombian military tends to use standardized equipment and values relationships, quality, warranties, interoperability, and familiarity with equipment. According to Business Monitor, the demand for defense products in Colombia is strong, as functional, and regional military units seek to replace and modernize ageing equipment, given persistent security threats. According to official estimates, U.S. imports in 2020 represented 38% of Colombia’s total imports of military equipment.
Target Sub-Sectors Include:
- Light Attack Aircraft
- Large UAVs
- Air Defense Systems
- Cargo Aircraft
- Tanker Aircraft
- Radar systems (ground based and air)
- Medical equipment (aeromedical)
- Satellite imagery providers
- PMA Parts
Event Details: Through our Aerospace/Defense Company Showcase, U.S. Aerospace & Defense firms will have the opportunity to give a short presentation to a target audience of distributors, local representatives, and key decision-makers in Colombia. During the event, firms will increase awareness of their existing/new products/services. A post-event de-briefing will be provided to U.S. participants from our “in-country” team including recommend next steps, along with a complete audience participant contact listing.
Event Date/Time: Wednesday, May 19th from 2:00-3:30PM EDT
Venue: Your Computer/Microsoft Teams
Cost: $300 for participating U.S. Companies
Deadline: April 26, 2021
Eligibility: You must be an export-ready U.S. company seeking to export goods or services of U.S. origin or that have at least 51% U.S. content to utilize this service.