What is Look South?

LOOK SOUTH is a coordinated Federal Government effort led by the U.S. Department of Commerce to help more American companies “Look South” to do business with and expand sales to dynamic markets including Mexico and our 10 other Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners in Central and South America.  These 11 economies – Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru – all have a rapidly growing base of middle-class consumers and diversifying industries. The Look South Initiative will help businesses across the country explore these markets, learn about emerging opportunities, and tap into federal programs, services, and financing that can help companies get deals done.

Look South features our Free Trade Agreement partners in Latin America. For information on all the markets in the Western Hemisphere, please visit our Trade Americas site.

Updated Best Prospect Markets!

Check out our updated best prospect sector reports through 2014. These reports highlight sectors in each of the 11 Look South countries that offer significant opportunity for U.S. businesses and exporters. Using these guides, businesses and exporters can identify nations where their goods and services are especially attractive and thus, are likely to have the most success. The guides offer an overview of the market and provide a breakdown of opportunities within the country. If you are a business looking to expand the sales of your goods or services, we hope that you will use these guides as a means to explore potential markets in Latin America.

NEW:  Up-to-Date Business Intelligence from U.S. Embassies across Latin America

The U.S. Department of State recently launched a monthly newsletter featuring articles on business opportunities across the Western Hemisphere. The newsletter serves as an information entry point for businesses considering exports or investment abroad.  Check out the latest issue!

Spotlights

More Upcoming Events

State of Mississippi Trade Mission to South America -
July 12-21, 2015

Brazil Health IT Trade Mission -
August 17-20, 2015

       

Franchise Trade Mission to Central America -
September 20-26, 2015

American Water Works Association Trade Mission to South America -
November 15-21, 2015


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