Thursday, 08 March 2018 10:08

Auto Care Association Announces Chile as 2nd Trade Mission to South America for 2018

The Auto Care Association has announced a new trade mission to Chile on August 21--22, 2018 as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award the association received from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support export promotion projects in Latin America.

The trade mission to Chile is a business development opportunity designed to assist U.S. companies in the automotive industry with gaining first-hand market information and meeting with potential clients and partners, which are pre-screened to match participants’ specific business objectives.


Trade mission packages include prearranged private business-to-business meetings, hotel accommodations, local transportation, meals, interpreters, market overview briefings and networking reception. The trade mission is open to all companies in the industry, with qualifying companies eligible to receive a $1,500 offset of the trade mission package cost.

Under the United States - Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA), 100 percent of U.S. consumer and industrial goods exports to the region are no longer subject to tariffs. Chile is stable and prosperous, and consistently ranks high on international indices relating to economic freedom, transparency and competitiveness. In addition, macroeconomic stability and growing integration with international capital markets has earned Chile an A-plus credit rating, the highest in Latin America.

Previous trade missions to Latin American countries, organized by the Auto Care Association in collaboration with the U.S. Commercial Service, include Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, registration for a trade mission to Costa Rica, May 21--22, 2018 is still open for U.S. companies interested in Central America.

To learn more and apply to attend the Auto Care Association’s trade mission to Chile in 2018, click here. For more information about this event, please contact Carolina Arregoces at carolina.arregoces@autocare.org or 240-333-1037.