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Toll Free Numbers and TLC Work Hand-in-Hand

Toll free numbers are about to prove very useful between the US and Colombia. The US – Colombia Free Trade Agreement commonly known as the TLC went into effect Tuesday, May 15th, enhancing the imports and exports between the US and Colombia. The new trade agreement allows a large percentage of Colombia products to come into the United States duty free, with the rest of the tariffs fading out over the span of the next ten years. Likewise, many US exports also now have duty-free access to the Colombian market, with the rest of the tariffs also being phased out over the next ten-fifteen years. The Free Trade Agreement is expected to expand and enhance trade relationships between the two countries, and provide new opportunities for commerce in both the US and Colombian markets. The agreement is also expected to increase US exports by 1.1 billion dollars.

Now that the tariffs are out of the way, businesses in Colombia and the US need to find ways to take advantage of the TLC. Getting toll free numbers, or 800 numbers, is a sure way to attract customers from the other country as toll free numbers give credibility to a business. Research shows that businesses that advertise using toll free numbers see a lift in the response rate of as much as 30% compared to ads that do not feature a toll free number. Colombian businesses that are trying to reach the US market can purchase a US toll free number, and US businesses can utilize a Colombian toll free number to reach the Colombian market.

Being that the TLC is now effective, the only thing standing between businesses in the two countries is a free way to communicate. By obtaining a US toll free number, Colombian businesses would provide the American consumer a way to reach them when they are most interested to buy, with no cost to the consumer . The same would be true for the businesses in the United States; buying a Colombian toll free number would allow the Colombian consumers to contact the American business as no charge to the end user. The use of a US toll free number and a Colombian toll free number would allow for more international trade and communication with little monetary cost for businesses, and none for their consumers. Toll free numbers can help businesses cross borders and be accessible worldwide.

Whether you are a business that needs a Colombian toll free number, a US toll free number, or both, TLC gives you even more reason to take action and purchase toll free numbers. Free Trade agreements are a great way for businesses to expand, and by utilizing a US toll free number or Colombian toll free number, communication between the two countries can be easier than ever.

David Wise

David Wise

Chief Executive Officer, Founder at AVOXI
David has more than 18 years of management experience in the telecommunications industry. A graduate of the Citadel, David worked as a Senior Account Executive with Intermedia Communications and later co-founded Rapid Link, a leading provider of International callback and VoIP. David then founded AVOXI in 2001with a focus on providing niche international call center markets with customized voice and data services. read more
David Wise
David Wise

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