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Trade deal to bring Colombian coffee to Asian markets
Posted by Alexandra Jolly on Feb 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Trade deal to bring Colombian coffee to Asian markets

A new trade venture signed Monday hopes to see Colombian coffee take on a greater share of burgeoning east Asia markets. The agreement, negotiated between Colombia’s Nutresa Group and the Japanese  Full Article »

Juan Valdez to open over 300 coffee shops in South Korea
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Juan Valdez to open over 300 coffee shops in South Korea

Colombia’s ambassador to Seoul announced Wednesday that Colombian coffee chain Juan Valdez will spread its brand to South Korea starting next year.

Colombia sends historic naval ship to Thailand
Posted by Oliver Griffin on Aug 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia sends historic naval ship to Thailand

Colombia celebrated the reopening of its embassy in Thailand on Monday by sending an historic navel ship  the ARC Gloria to visit the country.

Colombia signs agreement with Singapore to promote investment
Posted by Wesley Tomaselli on Jul 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia signs agreement with Singapore to promote investment

Singapore and Colombia on Tuesday signed a agreement that sets out a reciprocal agreement to protect foreign investment between the two countries.

Colombia reiterates desire to improve political, economic ties in Southeast Asia
Posted by Wesley Tomaselli on Jul 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia reiterates desire to improve political, economic ties in Southeast Asia

Colombia is working to build a better economic and political presence in Southeast Asia, the country’s foreign minister said Wednesday.

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Sep 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Colombia, Japan sign trade treaty

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and Japan’s Primer Minister Yoshihiko Noda signed an investment protection agreement Monday. According to Santos, who is in Japan to improve economic ties with one  Full Article »

Posted by Natalie Dalton on Aug 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Ecopetrol prepares to export oil to Asia

Ecopetrol’s president announced that the company is working to conquer the Asian market with respect to their oil sales, reported Colombia’s Caracol Radio on Friday. The president of Colombia’s oil  Full Article »

Posted by Natalie Dalton on Aug 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Manizales invites Asia to theater festival

Manizales celebrates the 33rd year of their International Theater Festival and invited the continent Asia to join in the celebration, which runs September 9-18. This year the festival has invited  Full Article »

Posted by Sebastian Castaneda on Feb 21, 2011 Leave a comment

What South Korea can teach Colombia about FTAs

Colombia is currently negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea, a country that achieved industrialization by dismissing FTA-like measures. In turn, the Asian country, like Colombia, is waiting  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jan 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Asia offers ‘great potential’ for Colombia

Colombia sees “great potential” in Asia when it comes to export and attracting tourists and investment, the director of Colombia’s investment and tourism promotion agency said. In an interview with  Full Article »

Posted by Cameron Sumpter on Dec 17, 2010 Leave a comment

South Korea sends delegation to strengthens ties with Colombia

Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera met with South Korean senior defense officials to boost security cooperation between the two nations, reports Radio Santa Fe. Rivera held talks with the South  Full Article »

Posted by Sebastian Castaneda on Dec 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Colombia’s improvised China policy

Colombia’s decision to miss the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony illustrates the shortcomings of its foreign policy. The country’s hasty and largely improvised moves to deepen trade links with Asia, and  Full Article »

Posted by Sebastian Castaneda on Nov 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Colombia: losing the Pacific

Colombia’s main asset to access the Asian market is its major hindrance. The Buenaventura port on the Pacific coast with its deficient infrastructure, together with corruption and violence, is not  Full Article »

Posted by Dan Billingham on Nov 25, 2010 Leave a comment

North Colombia governor wants to follow Singapore model

The north Colombian Atlantico department wants to become the “Singapore of the Caribbean,” the governor told visiting functionaries from the East Asian country in Barranquilla Wednesday. It is a wish  Full Article »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Nov 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Colombia condemns North Korea attack on South Korea

The Colombian government on Wednesday condemned the North Korean attack on a South Korean island and expressed solidarity to its Asian ally. According to a press release on the Foreign  Full Article »

Posted by Hannah Stone on Nov 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Colombia accepts Peru integration proposal

President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday publicly accepted a proposal from Peruvian President Alan Garcia to deepen integration between Colombia, Peru and Chile, according to a press release on the  Full Article »