Colombian companies will be in the ShowRoom Puerto Rico to achieve exports

A group of 15 Colombian companies will visit San Juan de Puerto Rico to present to businessmen from the construction sector, hardware dealers, architects and Puerto Rican designers a wide range of materials for construction, within the framework of the first in-person ShowRoom of 2021, organized by ProColombia . During the meeting, which will take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, between October 19 and 20, the ‘Building Origins Colombia’ platform will be launched, a digital development where the local businessman can find the Colombian offer of the sector in a 360º tour.

The economic reactivation is underway and proof of this is the realization in Puerto Rico of the second version of the ShowRoom of construction materials, organized by ProColombia, a promotion entity in charge of promoting the exports of Colombian companies.

The meeting that will take place between October 19 and 20 at the San Juan Convention Center, will bring together 15 companies from the South American country with businessmen from the construction sector, hardware stores, architects, engineers and trade union associations of the sector, with the purpose to generate business opportunities for the construction and design industry.

“For ProColombia it is a pleasure to bring to Puerto Rico a sample of the best of the national supply in construction materials. 15 companies with the highest quality standards will be on the island to present their products and their experience in the sector. Puerto Rico is a strategic ally, and a very important partner with whom we have been generating opportunities and business for years, thanks to the advantages offered by the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States, ”said the president of ProColombia, Flavia Santoro.

This trade agreement between the two countries completes, in May 2022, ten years of implementation and, among its benefits, it allows the importation of construction materials with zero tariffs.

“Additionally, the proximity, direct air and sea routes and language facilities are, among others, great competitive advantages when it comes to doing good business,” added Santoro.

During this face-to-face ShowRoom organized by ProColombia in the Caribbean, the official launch of a digital platform that brings together the Colombian offer of construction services, goods and materials will take place.

“This Tuesday, October 19, we will present to Puerto Rican entrepreneurs our virtual tool ‘Building Origins Colombia’, a 360º digital platform, which will allow, in an innovative way, to interact, experiment and discover the Colombian offer. A space to design your real estate projects ”, announced Enrique Stellabatti, director of ProColombia for the Caribbean.

During the two days of the commercial sample, the offer of products with the highest demand in the sector will be presented, which includes: steel, aluminum, solutions for spaces in the home, bathrooms, kitchens, tiles, locks, paintings, metal panels, ceramics, glass, waterproofing, doors, windows, pipes, furniture, among others.

“It is an opportunity to generate good business, taking into account that the construction sector is one of the main drivers of the economy, employment and development, which are so necessary at the moment,” said Stellabatti.

From today until October 20, more than 15 Colombian companies will be present at the second version of the Building Materials ShowRoom in Puerto Rico, taking advantage of business opportunities in the construction and design industry. https://t.co/aS37hbybZL

— PROCOLOMBIA (@PROCOLOMBIACO) October 19, 2021

The participating Colombian companies are: Alumina, Rejiplas, Helbert, Cerámica Italia, Edil, Corpacero, Eternit, Ultracem, PCP, Forsa, Ideace, Firplak, Selco, Interdoors and Acesco.

This business meeting will be the prelude to the renowned Expoconstrucción 2021 International Fair, which will be held at the Corferias event center in Bogotá, and which will bring together, for six days, in the same place, the most select of the Latin American industry and particularly from Colombia.

During 2019, Colombia exported US $ 57.5 million in construction materials and metalworking to the Caribbean islands, while in 2020, due to the effects of the pandemic, the figure stood at US $ 52 million; For August 2021, sales to the Caribbean amount to US $ 39.5 million, representing an increase of 41% compared to the same period in 2020, a figure that shows the pace of the recovery of the sector in the Caribbean.

In the case of Puerto Rico, Colombia exported US $ 11,445,000 in 2019, US $ 15.5 million in 2020 and for August 2021, exports registered sales of US $ 8,500,000, representing an increase of 46% compared to the same period of 2020

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