BETHESDA, Md. (June 2, 2014) — Two executives of the Auto Care Association (ACA) participated in a trade mission to Panama and Colombia May 14-22, according to the group.
Andres Castillon, ACA director of international trade, and Larry Northup, ACA senior director-membership, traveled to Panama City, Panama and Bogota, Colombia, for Trade Winds—the American Business Development Conference and Trade Mission.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the 2014 Trade Winds conference lasted May 14-22, the ACA said.
During the conference, Messrs. Castillon and Northup met with executives of Latin American trade associations, chambers of commerce, importers, distributors and government officials.
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