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Bolivia Trade Events

Get high-profile exposure for your products and services by taking advantage of the many trade events taking place in Bolivia. Whether you decide to exhibit or attend a local show, we can help you make the most of your trip.

Bolivia has many regional trade events that can be used to promote products or to test market interest.

1. The largest of these is Feria Internacional de Santa Cruz - ExpoCruz, an international multi-sector trade show that takes place every September in Santa Cruz.

As ExpoCruz organizers reported last year, the U.S. Pavilion is one of the most sought-after pavilions for exhibitors. It is a good opportunity to enter the Bolivian market, contact Bolivian importers and representatives, and market products. Over 770 foreigners from 23 countries participated in the 2014 fair, and business transactions totaled approximately $95 million.

2. The second most attended trade fair in Bolivia is the Feria Internacional de Cochabamba - Feicobol a multi-sector trade show that takes place annually in Cochabamba. Over 20 countries participated in the 2014 fair, including several European Union countries and the United States.

3. La Paz also has a multi-sector trade show called Feria Internacional de la Paz - Fipaz, held every year in late October and nearly November. Although smaller than the Cochabamba and Santa Cruz fairs, the trade show is expected to grow now that La Paz has a dedicated exposition center. The 2014 Fipaz has double the number of visitors as the 2013 version, and generated $38 million in business transactions.

U.S. companies often find it advisable to appoint local representatives to investigate market opportunities and to establish sales networks. Retention of local legal counsel is often required to successfully navigate Bolivia’s informal business practices and bureaucracy. U.S. exporters may wish to contact the Commercial Office at the Embassy to obtain a market briefing, assistance in locating an agent, distributor, partner, or for help arranging appointments during business trips to Bolivia.

Please contact us for information about the Embassy’s commercial assistance.


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