The Georgia Department of Economic Development has opened a trade office in Colombia as exporters from around the state seek to tap new opportunities provided by the country’s free trade agreement with the United States. The state has also hired a new Mexico rep. Meet all Georgia’s reps at a Feb. 17 reception.
Before our visit, I naively assumed that we would be the ones offering our expertise for the benefit of Colombians. Now I rather think it will be the other way around.
Renewing trade promotion authority is key to passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, two major pacts being negotiated by the Obama administration.
President Carter recently returned from a July 28-30 trip to Colombia, where he praised the country’s efforts to enhance health and ensure peace. Mr. Carter presented Colombian President Juan Santos with a World Health Organization certificate for the eradication of river blindness in the country. The approach taken in Colombia will inform the Carter Center’s ongoing work against the disease in Africa, Read more
A trip to Bogota, Colombia, in 2006 sparked Rebecca Serna’s activism to transform Atlanta from its dependence on cars into a more bike friendly city. The South American city of 8 million inhabitants and countless cars and buses closes off a 70-mile stretch of streets on Sundays transforming its usually congested center into a haven for Read more
Colombia‘s export promotion agency is seeking Georgia companies to attend a Miami trade show where they will be able to meet more than 500 Colombian exporters. Proexport Colombia will foot the bill for one airline ticket per approved company and provide discounted hotel rates for attendees. It will also set up targeted meetings for Georgia firms at the event, Read more
With last May’s implementation of a free trade agreement between his country and the United States, Colombia’s new consul general in Atlanta sees more avenues for bilateral collaboration in 2013. Most people know the South American nation of 46 million people for its coffee and flower trades, but it’s also emerging as a key manufacturing hub and natural resource provider Read more
Kennesaw State University leaders are headed to Cali, Colombia, Oct. 24-26 for the Americas Competitiveness Forum, a biennial event that has matured as an international conference since it was birthed in Atlanta in 2007. Barry Morris, vice provost for strategic initiatives, and Adrian Epps, associate dean of the university’s College of Science and Mathematics, will Read more
Atlanta’s World Chamber of Commerce announced its new board members and honored more than a dozen individuals for their contributions to the city’s emergence as an international commercial and cultural center at an evening reception Feb. 2 held at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown.
Andrew Young, the former diplomat, politician and civil rights leader who serves as the chamber’s honorary chairman, provided an historical perspective…