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 becomes 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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News

Introducing Colombian Governmental Tenders

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.
For more news, click HERE
The Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce and Avianca have teamed up to provide our members an exclusive discount on airfare.
Click below for more information

Upcoming Events 
2015

February 19
Business Forum: Summit to the Americas & Houston Gateway to the Americas

March 5
New Development of the Maritime Logistics in Colombia, Mexico & Houston

March 17 & 18
Colombia Investors Forum
Bogota, Colombia


April 30
The Colombia Texas Chamber of Commerce Third Year Anniversary

May 4
II Colombia Deepwater & Unconventional Forum

May 6
Oil & Gas Recruitment Event

May 8
Ecopetrol: III International Suppliers Meeting