WASHINGTON (Sept. 5, 10 a.m. ET) — The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is organizing a trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia, from Oct. 2-5, 2012.
The mission, a partnership with Acoplásticos (the Colombian Association of Plastics Industries) and Proexport Colombia, is Washington-based SPI's first trade mission in several years. It will include meetings, networking, facility visits and pre-qualified matchmaking.
SPI supported the recently enacted U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which eliminated tariffs and trade barriers on many U.S. industrial products. The U.S. International Trade Commission estimates that the elimination of tariffs and related barriers will increase U.S. GDP by nearly $2.5 billion and U.S. merchandise exports by $1.1 billion.
SPI tentatively plans to organize additional trade missions in 2013, with potential countries including Argentina, Chile, Panama and Costa Rica (combined) and India.
For information, contact Michael Taylor, SPI's senior director for international trade.