Canada is the Fifth Largest Source of Global Investment in Colombia
Toronto, ON, March 13th, 2014 – Colombia is becoming a growing ally with Canada in trade partnering and business expansions, with such companies as McCain Foods, Red Eagle Mining and Mansour Mining having embraced the country for the value Colombia has as an export partner.
There are plenty of exporting opportunities for Canadian firms in Colombia in the agriculture and infrastructure sectors, building products and related services, mining, oil and gas, food and beverages. Canada’s expertise in the power sector, clean technologies and cost-effective supply for the oil and gas sector are creating greater trade opportunities for Colombia and Canada.
The Canada – Colombia Free Trade Agreement that came into force on August 15, 2011 has fuelled the increase that is expected to continue into the next few years across all sectors. This agreement lowers the barriers to trade and provides expanded opportunities for Canadian exporters and investors and allows Canadian businesses to increase their export potential into non-traditional markets.
“Colombia is a market for Canadian companies to keep their eyes on,” says Maria Misurka of SCACLI, an industry leader in international freight forwarding. “It is still a little slow in doing things such as giving out permits, with some challenges in shipping and security concerns, but the country is turning around and can become a great place for a Canadian business to expand,” continues Misurka . “SCACLI clients have experienced smooth shipping primarily because SCACLI has been shipping to Colombia and Latin America for years and our team has developed a good relationship and understanding of the processes there. Colombia is a country of the future,” says Misurka, “and with the Free Trade Agreement in place, the country is realizing its long-term growth potential.”
If you are interested in importing or exporting to Colombia, please contact SCACLI at 905-678-5499, email [email protected], or visit www.scacli.ca
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. It is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Sea Cargo Air Cargo Logistics Inc. is a Canadian-owned international freight forwarder that provides integrated logistics services in some of the world’s most challenging environments including Colombia and South and Central American countries. Shipping demands and expectations are 24/7, 365 days a year – and often unpredictable. SCACLI provides the responsiveness and flexibility of 24/7 service combined with creative solutions to fit its customers’ demands. For more information on freight forwarders or international shipping, importing or exporting to Colombia, visit scacli.ca.