I’m really in the dog house for failing to mention this in a timely way but if you’re interested in sourcing fabrics and full package in Columbia, there is an upcoming event you don’t want to miss. This event would be good for people who still need to outsource but would like to keep it in this hemisphere and ideally, with the quality and timely logistics Colombia is known for.
As of May 2012, there is no import duty and you can get product to the US in just two days by boat. By air, Medellin is an hour and a half from Miami. I visited Colombia in 2008 and was very impressed. I plan to return again this January (you’re invited to come with me!). But back to the event, this from my contact Veronica Echeverri Villa:
The Business Matchmaking Forum is an important business scene to meet selected Colombian suppliers in a “pre-arranged meetings” format that guarantees your time maximization.
It is a great time to review new opportunities, given the fact that the FTA with Colombia and the USA is enforced since may 15th. Call me to set up your agenda. Take advantage now since registration is limited and top vendors from Colombia are coming and top clients from the USA from retailers to brands in all categories from sportswear to lingerie, leather accessories and womens and mens knits and wovens ready to wear apparel.
For more details, you can either call Veronica ((214) 207-6383) or email her. If you would like to attend, you will need to fill out this application and email it to her. There is no cost to attend.