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Colombia explores garment export prospects in Canada
Apr '12
A delegation of garment exporters from Colombia visited Canada to explore new business opportunities in the North American country to take greater advantage of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries that came into effect from August 15, 2011.

The Colombian apparel sector representatives sought to supply their products and consolidate their position in the Canadian market and met owners of more than 10 firms in Toronto and Montreal.

The garment sector in Colombia manufactures beach wear, jeans, occupational clothing, lingerie and intimate wear.

Carolina Duque, head of a Canadian firm that established linkages between the Colombian garment exporters and Canadian buyers, said there is a vast market potential in Canada but Colombian businessmen must be aware that they would have to compete with exporters from various countries, particularly Asian nations.

It is because Canada has open trade policy and is one of the largest importers in the world, as per the figures of the Ministry of Trade and International Affairs.

Ana Maria Duque, Director of Mission Contact Communication, said in order for Colombian firms to successfully compete with other countries, they would have to offer better value-added products in terms of quality of materials, design, functionality and packaging. They would also have to deliver in quick time, she added.

There are ample opportunities for Colombian garment sector to supply not only clothing, but also special textiles for health, construction and other segments as well as plus size clothing and accessories, according to an estimate by the Institute for Export and Fashion (Inexmoda).

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