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.

Featured Event

Opportunities in Central America Business Development Conference & Trade Mission
This June 21-26, 2015 mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross-section of industries with growing potential in Central America, but is focused on U.S. companies in best prospect sectors such as safety and security equipment; automotive parts/service equipment; food processing & packing equipment; renewable energy technologies, and hotel and restaurant equipment. Registration deadline is April 10!

Spotlights

More Upcoming Events

Mining Trade Mission to Mexico –
June 1-2, 2015

Trade Mission to Mexico and Colombia –
June 14-20, 2015

       

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

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


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