South & Central America
Going Global: Global Market Launch
This week’s Going Global spotlight is on Global Market Launch: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Going International, a free podcast about international business produced by William H. Wingo, a Draper resident and partner in the law firm Davis Miles McGuire...
Partnership between the World Trade Center Utah, Zions Bank and the U.S. Commercial Service resulted in a successful Mountain States Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama that took place February 9-15, 2014. Participants of the trade mission included 24 representatives of companies from the...
SAVE THE DATE! Mountain West Trade Mission to Colombia & Panama
February 9-15, 2014
Zions Bank, in cooperation with the World Trade Center Utah and the U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a trade mission to Colombia and Panama, February 9-15, 2014. This trade mission is an excellent...
Brazilian business leaders and government officials warmly welcomed the Utah delegation Monday, September 23, by presenting Gary Neeleman Honorary Consul of Brazil, with an honorary citizen award from the City of Sao Paolo, and signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Utah Governor’s Office...
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) through its International Trade and Diplomacy Office (ITDO) is currently leading a trade mission to Peru, which has been so highly anticipated that industry leaders from all regions of Peru will be traveling to Lima to meet the delegation. GOED...
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s (GOED) Director of International Trade and Diplomacy, Harvey Scott, met with Pervuian President Ollanta Humala and other Peruvian dignitaries to sign a Memorandum of Understanding at the Embassy of Peru in Washington DC.
The 2013 Brazil Utah Conference will be hosted April 30, 2013 by Wells Fargo. The conference will be held at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
This conference is designed to educate Utah business leaders in preparation for the September 2013 Brazil...
Utah is an important trade partner for Portugal, as evidenced by the 30 percent annual increase in exports in 2012. Over the past five years, these exports have increased by 60 percent. In pursuit of further ties between Utah and Portugal, the Ambassador of Portugal to the United States, Nuno...
Argentina has eliminated the non-automatic import license requirement imposed on all foreign-made goods except bicycles. However, Argentina has also increased to the maximum 35% its import tariffs on 100 products. The conflicting moves suggest that Argentina’s trade policy will continue to be...
By Violet Shibuta, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, International Trade & Diplomacy
Utah was well represented last week at the inPeru North America Road Show in San Francisco by Harvey Scott, International Director at GOED. Scott explored many of Peru’s open requests for proposals...
Ricardo Romero, Peru’s Trade Representative in the West Coast, toured Utah for three days early this month to explore commercial opportunities between his country and the state. Romero visited several companies along the Wasatch Front offering his expertise on investment and exports into Peru...
New World Bank Report Finds 50 Percent Increase in Middle Class in Latin America and the Caribbean over Last Decade
A new World Bank report released today found that Latin America and the Caribbean registered a 50 percent jump in the number of people joining the middle class during the last decade, which was called by economists an historic achievement for a region long riven by wealth inequality.
Harvey Scott, an experienced international strategy and business development executive, is the new Regional Director for the Americas with the International Trade & Diplomacy office within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “This role is an accumulation of my whole career to this...
By Shawn Moore, Intern, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
For many Utahans, the opportunity to experience nice beaches, sun and beautiful people are good reasons to make friendships across borders. Add to this, business, academic and humanitarian relationship opportunities and the...
Country Specific Information
- Latin American Studies - Latin American links from the University of Texas at Austin
- Argentina: American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina - The Chamber promotes commercial bilateral investment and investment between the U.S. and Argentina and provides information in Spanish about businesses and the economy.
- Brazil: American Chamber of Commerce - Information about business and the economy – (Most of the information is provided in Portuguese, however some information is available in English)
- Brazil - U.S. Business Council - The Brazil-U.S. Business Council is a private sector organization focused on promoting the free flow of trade and investment between the United States and Brazil.