On December 4, 2012, I will address companies in Bogota, Colombia to discuss the "Top 10 Tips When Importing into the U.S. to Ensure Compliance." My particular topic will go into depth on the top costly mistakes I’ve seen importers make, and most importantly, how to avoid them.  I will go into compliance with the newly enacted Free Trade Agreement and compliance with other federal government agencies (like U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and more.  Importantly, I will address how to effectively deal with the U.S. government, should you have trouble while importing.

The conference is in conjunction with Enterprise Florida’s Trade Mission to Colombia led by Florida’s Governor Rock Scott.  The purpose of the half day conference is to address the current environment of big business opportunities in Florida, especially in light of the new U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). 

Other panels include: The U.S. Economy and Investment Opportunities; Rules of Origin & Trade Facilitation (Compliance with the new FTA); Business Opportunities in Infrastructure and Utilities.  All panelists will be available for question and answer sessions as well.

Colombia is the fifth largest economy in Latin America, with a population of approximately 45 million. During the last decade, improvements in security and political stability have fostered economic growth and a secure business climate. With 4 percent GDP growth in 2010 and an estimated 4.6 percent growth in 2011, the Colombian market presents unbounded opportunities for Florida companies.

You may register and view the agenda here.

See you in Bogota!