USDA Still Taking Applications for Colombia Trade Mission

Alexis Taylor, USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, leads an agribusiness trade mission to Bogota, Colombia, August 13-15. USDA is still accepting applications from current and potential U.S. exporters interested in joining the delegation.

“Colombia represents a top-tier food and agricultural export destination for American farmers, ranchers, and processors,” she says. Colombia is the largest South American market for U.S. agricultural products and the seventh-largest market for U.S. food and beverage exports globally. Since the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement was implemented in 2012, America’s agricultural exports to Colombia have grown 237 percent, reaching a record $3.7 billion in 2023.

“As the second-most populated country in South America, Colombia enjoys highly favorable demographics coupled with 20 years of continuous economic growth that saw a 36 percent increase in median household income,” Taylor adds. U.S. agribusiness representatives will meet with potential importers from across Colombia, and FAS staff will provide market briefings.