Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Divisions
Foreign Trade (Latin America)
Functions of the Division

FT ( LAC) Division of the Department of Commerce deals with general trade and allied matters with Latin American and Caribbean region which comprises of 43 countries.

Officers in the Division
  • Shri S. Suresh Kumar : Joint Secretary
  • Shri Steephen L : Deputy Secretary
  • Shri Vinay Kumar : Under Secretary
  • Shri Subhash Chander : Section Officer
  • Shri Ranjit Kumar Sinha : Assistant Section Officer
Bilateral Trade Statistics
 Year/ Export Import Total Trade Trade Balance % Growth
Export Import Total Trade
2009-10 5,614.40 9,356.30 14,970.70 -3,741.90 1.84 13.54 8.85
2010-11 9,324.48 13,042.52 22,367.00 -3,718.03 66.08 39.4 49.41
2011-12 12,276.85 16,178.56 28,455.41 -3,901.70 31.66 24.04 27.22
2012-13 13,518.03 27,497.09 41,015.12 -13,979.07 10.11 69.96 44.14
2013-14 10,791.60 28,128.07 38,919.68 -17,336.47 -20.17 2.29 -5.11
2014-15 11,528.43 26,951.76 38,480.19 -15,423.33 6.83 -4.18 -1.13
2015-16 7,529.48 17,691.79 25,221.27 -10,162.30 -34.69 -34.36 -34.46
2016-17 7,230.97 17,290.63 24,521.60 -10,059.67 -3.96 -2.27 -2.77
2017-18 8,611.62 20,723.48 29,335.10 -12,111.86 19.09 19.85 19.63
2018-19 9740.72 20547.11 30287.83 -10806.39 13.11 -0.85 3.24
2019-20 10,058.93 17,072.11 27,131.04 -7,013.18 3.27 -16.91 -10.42
Institutional Mechanisms
  • India-Brazil Trade Monitoring Mechanism
  • India-Ecuador Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO)
  • India-Colombia Joint Business Development Cooperation
  • India-Argentina Joint Trade Commission (JTC)
Trade Agreements/MoUs with LAC region
  • India – Chile PTA
  • India-Chile PTA (Expanded)
  • India – MERCOSUR PTA
  • Trade Agreement between India and Argentina
  • Framework Agreement between India and Mercosur
  • Framework Agreement between India and Chile
  • MoU on Economic Cooperation with Costa Rica
  • MoU on Economic Cooperation with Ecuador
  • MoU on Trade Promotion and Technology Transfer with Argentina
  • MoU on Business Development Cooperation with Colombia
  • Trade Agreement between India and Peru
  • Trade Agreement between India and Guatemala
  • Trade Agreement between India and Colombia
  • Trade Agreement between India and Cuba
  • Trade Agreement between India and Trinidad & Tobago

For details of the PTAs/ MoUs click Trade Agreements

Publications
  • India Peru Joint Study Group (JSG) Report For details, click Publications
  • India’s Economic Engagement with LAC Strategy for Trade and Investment
Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act

The following are the names, designation and contact details of the FAA and CPIO:

FAA
Shri S. Suresh Kumar JS (FT-LAC)
CPIO
Shri  Steephen L  Director ( FT-LAC)