Summary

Colombia is becoming the fastest growing Oil and Gas market in Latin America. In October 2011, The United States ratified the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia, which became effective May 15th 2012. As a consequence, the interest of US companies in Colombia is dramatically increasing. US companies are looking for efficient ways to entering and participating in the Colombia market.

The purpose of the Colombia-Texas chamber of Commerce is to provide the necessary tools for the U.S. companies to:

Understand Colombia's business culture and dynamics
  • Increase revenues
  • Faster market entry
  • Decrease costs
  • Improve operational efficiency
  • Increase market share
  • Decrease employee turnover
  • Improve customer retetion levels
  • Identify reliable business partners

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Upcoming Events 

How to do Business with Colombia - 1 day Course

​CTCC is committed to providing engaging and innovative in-person and online classes that enhance learning and provide important information to participants. This program is specifically designed for foreign companies interested in doing business with Colombia.
​February 11, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

2016 CTCC Golf Tournament

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Recruitment Process & Job Posting Services

The Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce and LHR Americas are delighted to introduce a new recruiting service. This service has been designed to energize the growth and development of enterprises in such way that american companies could have the best toolkit to incorporate the finest human resources in their teams.

Introducing Colombian Governmental Tenders - Free service for CTCC members

The Colombian Texas Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer its members a totally new service to access the most current governmental tenders for the oil & gas, infrastructure and technology industry.  No other chamber of commerce offers this service in the US. Members can check the chamber´s website and use a password to access  the most updated information regarding governmental bids in Colombia.
 
The website is updated on a daily bases with the most important biddings at a national, departmental and municipal level in Colombia, including Ecopetrol and the Colombian Hydrocarbon Agency.
 
Do not miss the opportunity to take advantage of the Free Trade Agreement between USA and Colombia. Please note that American companies get national treatment in most of the governmental biddings in Colombia and foreign companies without local presence do not need to be registered before any Colombian entity.
 
If you are interested in a current or future bidding that is not included in the website, please contact our staff at the Chamber of Commerce or Pinilla Plazas & Associates, our sponsoring member, to check on the government tender of your interest. 

CTCC members please click HERE to access current governmental tenders in Colombia. Note: this is a password protected page  
The Greater Houston Partnership, the City of Houston,  U.S.-Panama Business Council and The Colombia -Texas Chamber of Commerce put together a business delegation, led by Mayor Annise D. Parker, in a Trade and Investment Mission to Panama and Colombia, from November 16-22, 2014.

The objective was to promote the city of Houston as a gateway to the Americas and strengthen relationships between Houston and the two countries. The mission is being developed in collaboration with the U.S.-Panama Business Council, Colombia-Texas Chamber of Commerce and Proexport Colombia.
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Calendar 2016

February 11

February 24-25

February 24 -25

February 25 -26

February 26

March 9 - 10

TBD

Business Breakfast: " Industry-Manufacturing Opportunities in Colombia after the Peace Agreement"

April 6

Business Breakfast:"Logistics and Infrastructure in Colombia and Gulf of Mexico"

April 30

CTCC Gala

May 2

III Colombia Deepwater and Unconventional Forum

May 6

Ecopetrol: IV International Suppliers Meeting

June 7

Business Breakfast:"U.S. Health Care Institutions Opening Branches in Colombia"

September 21

III Innovation and Technology Opportunities in Colombia Forum

September 28

Trade Mission to Medellin - Innovation and Technology opportunities in Colombia

October 24-26

II Houston: Gateway to the Americas A Hemispheric Conference & Expo

November 30

Expo Oil and Gas Colombia 2016