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La ANDI, como miembro del Consejo Empresarial de la Alianza del Pacífico, participa de manera activa en la formulación de recomendaciones a los gobiernos del bloque sobre temas de interés para la industria. En la actualidad, la ANDI lidera el proyecto de Bolsa de prácticas de la Alianza del Pacífico fomentando la movilidad e integración en la región.
A continuación, encontrará la caja de herramientas de la Alianza del Pacífico que le permitirá conocer más sobre el bloque y acceder a la convocatoria de la Bolsa de prácticas.
La Dirección internacional de la ANDI apoya la difusión de información sobre Colombia a nivel internacional con el propósito de fomentar el conocimiento, atraer la inversión, y posicionar al país en el mundo.
Brindamos información general a delegaciones internacionales y diseñamos herramientas como el informe “This is Colombia”, un canal para dar a conocer al país a través de noticias, cifras e información sectorial en inglés.
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The Guide for Investors: Colombian Automotive Industry has been published by ProColombia, the Colombian government’s agency charged with promoting domestic and foreign investments and exports and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). It provides an analysis of Colombia’s industrial capacity for manufacturing vehicles and auto parts, the institutional support capabilities supporting the sector and the dynamics of local demand, as well as the sector’s export potential. The publication highlights the commercial potential of investment project opportunities and illustrates the various investment regimes that investors can take advantage of. Finally, it presents the state of Colombia’s infrastructure for the facilitation of the sector’s exports. ProColombia, 09/15/2020.
Colombia aims to position itself as a relocation and expansion site for multinational companies looking to establish operations in locations that are closer to their production and consumer centres. The Embassy of Colombia in the United States and ProColombia are involved in a virtual roadshow, presenting Colombia as a strategic investment destination for North American companies and investors looking to do business closer to their production and consumer centres in a post-COVID-19 future. With U.S. investments in Colombia for more than US$11.6 billion over the last five years, the United States is the number one global investor in Colombia and also the country’s most important trade partner. The United States is also the main destination for Colombian exports, accounting for 30 percent of international sales, as well as the leading origin for inbound tourism, sending more than 530,000 travellers to Colombia annually. The virtual tour continued on August 11th with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and will be followed by the Colombia Investment Summit, the country’s most important event for investors, from October 7th to 9th. Additionally, there will be further virtual events all over the United States. ProColombia, 08/14/2020.
Colombia opened South America’s longest road tunnel, the “Tunel de la Línea”, after more than a decade of construction work. The tunnel, which is 8.65 km (5.4 miles) long, aims to reduce the time and cost of moving goods from the Pacific port city of Buenaventura to the centre of the Andean country. The project, which runs through the central range of the Andes in the country’s west, cost more than 1 trillion pesos, or about $270 million. Reuters, 04/09/2020.
Colombia is advancing on its strategy for reactivating international tourism. The Colombian government announced the reopening of the international air connectivity with the inauguration of the first two flights on September 19th from Cartagena with the arrival of the airline Spirit coming from Fort Lauderdale, and the departure of the Colombian airline Viva Air to Miami. In addition, as of September 21st, flights were restored from Mexico and the Dominican Republic among other countries. As part of the first reactivation phase, the Colombian international airports that will restart its operations gradually in addition to the Rafael Núñez in Cartagena will be Alfonso Bonilla Aragón in Cali, José María Córdova in Rionegro (which serves Medellín), and El Dorado in Bogotá. ProColombia, 09/17/2020.
With the goal of economic reactivation on the continent as well as in Colombia, ProColombia will hold a Virtual Macro Business Matchmaking Forum of the Americas from November 3rd to 13th this year. Participation from more than 1,000 national exporting companies and more than 450 purchasing companies from 35 countries in the region is expected. The United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel will also be present as guest countries. Participation is expected from agrifood purchasing companies in sectors such as fresh fruit and vegetables, coffee derivatives, beverages, aquaculture and fishing, sugar, cacao and cacao derivatives, dairy and dairy derivatives, oils and fats, and livestock. Industry 4.0 companies are also expected with software and IT products, cybersecurity, BPO, digital advertising and marketing, animation (VR and AR), audio-visual production, and videogames. Fashion will be represented by companies from sectors such as textiles and materials, apparel, leather manufacturers, shoes, and fashion jewellery. The manufacturing sector will be present with household items, instruments and equipment, car parts, handicrafts, and POP material. Chemicals and life sciences will have cosmetics, plastic and rubber, pharmaceutical, hospitality supplies, and chemical companies. This promotional activity is one of the most important of its type in the region and it aims to accelerate commercial exchanges between Colombia and the rest of the continent with a view to stabilizing intraregional trade relationships. ProColombia, 08/21/2020.
Colombia’s Congress approved the $84.5 billion budget proposed by the government for its 2021 term. The budget, the largest in history, is up 8.3% from the 290 trillion pesos that were approved for 2020 and will be used to re-start the Andean country’s economy, which has been battered by measures to slow the spread of coronavirus. Congress’s economic committees will now begin discussions for distributing resources among different sectors. Once the committees approve the plans for spending, which cannot be modified, they will be passed on to the lower house of congress and the senate, where they must receive final approval by October 20th. Latin America’s fourth-largest economy has been forced to abandon plans to keep lowering its fiscal deficit, as it had in recent years, among increased demand for resources during a COVID-19 lockdown. The budget proposal currently includes 185 trillion pesos for government operating costs, 11% more than this year, while proposed debt payments will rise 42% to 75.9 trillion pesos. Reuters, 09/10/2020.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Colombia and Israel, which seeks to strengthen economic cooperation and exports between the two countries, came into force on August 10th in an act with the leaders of the two nations. This trade agreement, which was negotiated between 2012 and 2015, allows the export of products at 97% duty-free. Only in the first six months of 2020, exports reached 197 million dollars, which represents a growth of 18% compared to the same period in 2019. With this agreement, they will be able to reach Israel close to 7,000 Colombian products without tariffs, while in industrial matters 99% of exports will be free of those tariffs. Bilaterals, 10/11/2020.
Results from a study carried out by The Travel Lab to identify travellers’ future preferences once the current situation has passed, showed that 77.5% of the 500 survey respondents will take more factors into account than they previously have when choosing a destination. These results confirm that people will prioritize their health on their trips—distancing themselves from crowded spaces, avoiding crowds, and choosing more contact with nature. Therefore, once travel is resumed, Colombia will have an opportunity to offer its nature and adventure products, as well as sustainable destinations that have cemented their appeals around the world, such as the Huila, Guaviare, Chocó region, and the Meta and Casanare departments. Colombia has been nominated in 14 categories in the World Travel Awards, known as the “Tourism Oscars.” All these categories are related to the products that will top the list of post-COVID-19 travellers’ preferences and that will be key in bolstering a sector that had been growing exponentially. ProColombia, 08/11/2020.
Colombia’s President Ivan Duque announced that he agreed to host the 2030 World Cup in a joint bid with Peru and Ecuador. According to Duque, the Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra was the one who encouraged the Colombian and Ecuadorian participation due to the 100th anniversary of the World Cup football in 2030. Among the competition could be European football giant England, which has also expressed interest in holding the 2030 World Cup. In their attempt to beat its competitors, the three countries’ governments and football federations will begin preparing their bid to host one of the world’s most important sports events. Colombia Reports, 09/15/2020.
The reactivation of economic and social activity in the city of Bogota will have an important boost as of September 3, when hundreds of restaurants in the Colombian capital will be able to operate again as part of the strategy ‘Bogotá to Open Sky’. This plan, aimed to allow the city's gastronomic sector to reactivate its sales without putting the health of citizens at risk, contemplates the intervention 12 areas in different neighbourhoods of the city, spaces that will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm every week until January 2021. ‘Bogotá to Open Sky’ is part of the new reality to enjoy the city differently. Citizen culture, self-care, and co-responsibility are 50% of the success of this economic reactivation strategy that will have a permanent vacation until December, explained Carolina Durán, Secretary of Economic Development. Invest in Bogota, 09/02/2020.
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La Dirección Internacional ha identificado que una de las principales barreras que las empresas presentan a la hora de exportar es el desconocimiento de las plataformas que ofrecen información confiable, estadísticas, notificaciones de acceso y de contactos, para realizar una adecuada inteligencia de mercados y llegar a nuevas latitudes. Por ello, con el objetivo de fortalecer las capacidades internacionales dentro de las empresas, la ANDI lanza el Programa de Entrenamiento Exportador con Expertos, el cual consiste en una serie de webinars, en donde directamente desde expertos, los empresarios y sus equipos, podrán entrenarse en el uso de herramientas, confiables, gratuitas y de gran potencia para el proceso de exportación o internacionalización.
Las necesidades de formación de las empresas están alrededor de 4 temas principales: (1) Contexto internacional e investigación de mercados, (2) Acceso a mercados, (3) Networking internacional y (4) Logística internacional. Por ello, el Programa de Entrenamiento Exportador con Expertos se desarrolla bajo estos ejes.
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