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Secretarial Visit to Colombia November 2007


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Gutierrez and Members of Congressional Delegation Learn About Flower Production in Colombia. Click here for larger image.

Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Visits Fresh-Cut Flower Farm in Colombia to Discuss Exports, Job Creation and the Pending Free Trade Agreement with Colombia

Medellin, Colombia (Nov. 19)—During the final stop on a three-day visit to Colombia, Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez brought the bipartisan delegation to a fresh-cut flower farm on the outskirts of Medellin. The fresh-cut flower industry in Colombia has emerged as a sustainable alternative to drug crop production, creating jobs and industry in Colombia and an estimated 230,000 U.S. jobs, according to the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters. (More)