The Council of the American Enterprises – CEA – is a progressive and dynamic non-profit organization, founded in 1962 that is responsive to both local and international trends. Its primary purpose is to support American Companies established in Colombia.
The CEA has successfully achieved its objectives to preserve, reinforce and expand private investment and American business in Colombia through its continued efforts in issues of common interest to our members and through coordination with the different branches of the Colombian Government and the representatives of the U.S. Government in our country.
Since its foundation, the CEA has maintained a close working relationship with the Council of the Americas, an organization with headquarters in New York that serves as a permanent advisor to the U.S. Government in its relations with Latin America.
Currently, the CEA has an important number of member companies, all that are majority owned by US corporations, representing the most significant sectors of the economy, including agriculture, food, tobacco & beverage; automotive, machinery & equipment; chemical & agrochemical; communications & information technology; consumer products; energy; external auditing, consulting & professional services; insurance, banking & fiduciary; manufacturing, paper, cardboard & textile; pharmaceutical-medical equipment; security and transportation.
Currently, the CEA together with the US Embassy and the key local business organizations are leading new projects and initiatives that are of priority interest to our members. Additionally, CEA works with different areas of the Colombian government in efforts aimed at ensuring greater transparency and efficiency in contracting and licensing procedures.