40% of U.S. Exports Go To Latin America

The U.S. has Free Trade agreements (FTA) with 11 Latin American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. In fact, 40 percent of U.S. exports go to Latin America and Miami is a major export port serving the area. Tical Shipping provides cost-effective freight forwarding solutions to Latin America and can help you break into new markets. Our superior end-to-end cargo services go above and beyond what traditional freight forwarding companies offer. We handle any type of shipment, including

  • Cargo consolidation
  • Warehousing
  • Air Freight,
  • LCL (less than container load)
  • FCL (full container load) which includes 20’/40’/40’HC/45’
  • Flatracks/Reefer containers
  • Breakbulk and RORO

U.S. to Latin America Export Trade Statistics

  • The largest export markets are: Canada ($301.6 billion), Mexico ($226.1 billion), Brazil ($44.1 billion), Colombia ($18.4 billion), and Chile ($17.5 billion)
  • U.S. exports of commercial products to the Western Hemisphere were $190.8 billion in 2013, up 5.6% ($10.1 billion) from 2012.
  • The top export non-agricultural exports include:
    • Machinery ($110.3 billion)
    • Mineral Fuel and Oil ($95.0 billion)
    • Electrical Machinery ($81.0 billion)
    • Vehicles ($80.5 billion)
    • Plastic ($35.8 billion).
  • U.S. exports of agricultural products to the Western Hemisphere countries totaled $53.7 billion
  • Leading agricultural exports include:
    • Wheat ($3.8 billion)
    • Prepared food ($3.3 billion)
    • Corn ($3.0 billion)
    • Soybean meal ($2.7 billion)
    • Fresh fruit ($2.7 billion)
    • Dairy products ($2.6 billion)
    • Poultry meat ($2.6 billion)
    • Pork and pork products ($2.5 billion)

Source: 2013 https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/americas

About Shipping To Latin America

Exporters to Latin America face a range of challenges, including:

  • Complex tax issues
  • Complex documentation requirements
  • Potential delays in customs clearance
  • Lack of transparency in customs regulations

Tical Shipping has the logistics expertise to deal with these challenges and overseas partners who can verify all documentation is in order. By working with Tical, you can deliver products to buyers in Latin America without worry or undue delay.