Trade Commissioner Service - Venezuela
Welcome to the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Caracas. Our mandate is to promote and protect Canada's economic interests in Venezuela. In this context, we support the efforts of Canadian companies which have selected Venezuela as a target market for their products, services and technologies. From Caracas, we also cover the territory of Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire and Curaçao).
Venezuela is Canada's fourth largest export market in South America for goods as well as for services. In 2012, the value of goods exported from Canada increased by 20.42% over 2011, reaching a total of US$ 740.3 million. Bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and Venezuela reached US$ 1.37 billion and the cumulative stock of Canadian investments in Venezuela amounted US$ 130 million (estimated).
Leading Opportunity Sectors
We serve Canadian clients in all sectors. Based on our knowledge of the market, the following sectors offer the greatest opportunities for Canadian companies:
Agriculture, Food and Beverages | Education | Oil and Gas
Focus on Our Region
Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia form the Andean Region.
Did you know that in 2006, Canada's exports to the Andean region reached $1.77 billion, which represents an increase of 12% over the previous year? By comparison, Canada's exports to the word went up by 0.8% during that period.
- Overview of business opportunities in the Andean region
- Offices of the Trade Commissioner Service in the other Andean countries: