Latin America (Panama)

BICSA Financial Center
32nd floor, Office # 3201
Ave. Balboa y Calle Aquilino de la Guardia
Panama City, Panama

Phone: 011-507-315-1008

The U.S. Grains Council’s regional office in Panama oversees all of Latin America, with the exception of Mexico. Founded in 2010, this office is instrumental in promoting the full complement of U.S. grains and co-products, including ethanol. A developing region, there are growth opportunities in Latin America for both grains and biofuels.

A developing region, there are growth opportunities in the Western Hemisphere for both grains and biofuels.

Colombia was the fourth largest overseas buyer of U.S. corn in 2016/2017; Peru was the fifth; and Guatemala was the eighth.   A study of market demand in Colombia in 2030 predicted significant additional demand bolstered by the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement.

There is also significant potential for increased demand for DDGS and ethanol in Canada and Latin American countries, including among top ethanol buyers Brazil and Canada.

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Office Contacts

Marri Tejada - Regional Director
Regional Director for Latin America
Marketing Director
Juan Sebastian Diaz
Latin America Regional Ethanol Consultant
Carlos Suarez
Regional Ethanol Consultant
Regional Programs Manager
Regional Marketing Specialist
Regional Accountant
Marlyn Montenegro
Administrative Assistant