U.S. Department of Commerce Safety and Security Trade Mission to Panama and Colombia

September 22-26, 2014

Note: Registration deadline for this mission is midnight eastern time, June 20, 2014.

The U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing a Trade Mission to Panama City, Panama and Bogotá, Colombia, with an optional port security site visit to Cartagena, Colombia (for an additional fee), from September 22-26, 2014. The purpose of this mission is to assist U.S. companies in launching or increasing exports of U.S. safety and security goods or services to Panama and Colombia. The mission will include business-to-business matchmaking appointments with local companies, as well as market briefings and networking events.

The mission will focus on high potential safety and security opportunities in Panama and Colombia. Both countries have a growing safety and security sector. Panama’s safety and security market in 2013 is estimated to grow to $74 million. Port expansion, new airports, new mall development, the Metro transportation system, and the Panama Canal expansion will provide excellent opportunities for U.S. safety and security companies. In Colombia, the safety and security market is growing at an estimated rate of 5 to 10% per year. In addition, increased Colombian defense spending is providing opportunities for U.S. defense technologies, equipment, and services that overlap into the safety and security sector.

Target sectors include: industry security and safety, intrusion protection, burglary and robbery, fire protection and suppression, surveillance, access control, personal protection, workplace safety, security risk assessment consulting, port and infrastructure security, and law enforcement products and services.

Fees and Expenses

Small and Medium-Sized Company-$3600
Large company-$3905
Additional Participant-$450

The mission fee does not include any personal travel expenses, such as lodging, most meals, local ground transportation, or air transportation. To apply for this mission, please complete the online application form.


For more information, please contact:

Ms. April Redmon, International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service-Virginia/Washington, D.C.
Tel: 703-756-1704
E-mail: April.Redmon@trade.gov

U.S. Commercial Service in Panama:
Enrique Tellez, Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service Panama City
Tel: 011-507-317-5080
E-mail: Enrique.Tellez@trade.gov

U.S. Commercial Service in Colombia:
Camilo Gonzalez, Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service Bogota
Tel: 011-571-275-2764
Email: Camilo.Gonzalez@trade.gov