South & Central America


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  • Deadline Looming for Brazil Trade Mission Signup

    Time is running out to join Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on a trade mission to Brazil. The sign-up deadline is Sept. 29, 2014 and participation is available on a first come, first serve basis.

    Co-sponsored by World Trade Center Utah, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the U.S....

  • Going Global: Spotlight on Global Market Launch

    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...

  • Successful Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama

    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...

  • Mountain West Trade Mission to Colombia & Panama

    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...

  • Utah recognized by Brazil as important trade partner

    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...

  • Peruvian Business Leaders Eagerly Anticipate Utah Trade Mission

    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...

  • Utah signs Memorandum of Understanding with Peru

    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.


  • Wells Fargo Brazil Utah Conference

    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...

  • A glance into Portugal

    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 undergoes changes in trade policy

    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...

  • Peruvian officials outline a Billion dollars of potential deals

    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...

  • Peruvian trade official explores Utah-Peru trade opportunities during recent visit

    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.

    To read...

  • WTC Utah & GOED welcome new regional director

    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...

  • “Piura Vida” – Piura region of Peru continues strong partnership with Utah

    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
News Sources
  • Latin Trade Magazine - Covering commerce, trade, investment, privatization and related developments in the Americas.
  • The Rio Times - A daily English language newspaper covering the news in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro.
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