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Direct Line: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses under the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
June 21, 2012


Topic: Opportunities for U.S. Businesses under the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Host: Ambassador to Colombia Michael McKinley

Special Guests:
- Alejandra Y. Castillo, National Deputy Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce
For questions:
- Camilo Reyes, Executive Director, Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce
- Ricardo Triana, Executive Director, Council of American Enterprises

Date, time, time zone: Thursday, June 21, 2012; 4:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

Brief description of the webinar: The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will be hosting a U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Webinar with the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, Michael McKinley. The Ambassador will provide an overview of the current situation in Colombia as an emerging economic leader in Latin America as well as highlight the many benefits the recently entered-into-force FTA will offer U.S. businesses looking to export to and/or invest in Colombia. For more information, please contact go to

Click here for additional information on doing business in Colombia.


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