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  • Imports from Colombia A$45 million
  • Exports to Colombia A$29 million
  • Capital Bogotá
  • Official Language Spanish
  • Area 1,139,000 sq km
  • Population 46.6 million


Australia Future Unlimited: UECA Mission Latin America 2014
28 Aug 2014 - 2 Sep 2014
Colombia, Brazil and Chile  ,

(Last updated: 11 Feb 2013)

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Colombian cattle group considers Australian genetics program
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23 Oct 2013
Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies are in a strong position to assist in the advance of Colombia’s mining industry, according the Australian Trade Commission (Austr ...

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Initial correspondence with potential business partners should be in Spanish, as letters in English are more likely to be given lower priority.

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Country Profile Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Despite the financial crisis having an impact, the Colombian economy according to IMF forecasts is expecting strong growth.
    » read more at DFAT
    Colombia has a democratically-elected representative government with a strong executive.
    » read more at DFAT
    Australia and Colombia enjoy expanding relations, based on trade and investment and cooperation on a range of international issues.
    » read more at DFAT

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