Our story

Global
Agricultural
Trading

Was founded by the Martinez family after working in the South American food industry since the 1970’s. Beginning as Sugar Cane Distributors, the Martinez family came to Los Angeles where they soon realized a demand for the natural produce they grew up with in Colombia. With this demand in mind we decided to establish GAT in Los Angeles in 2007.

Starting GAT as a full service import and export company in Los Angeles, GAT’s founder, Robinson Martinez, realized the importance of providing the freshest exotic products available on the market. Now GAT has grown to have two corporate offices, one in Colombia and one in Los Angeles, reaching both our US clients as well as our Colombian suppliers.

With decades of experience working alongside Colombia growers, our growing and distributing company has always strived to create constant contact between the farms and the buyer.

Since starting in the US, the Martinez Family has worked to grow GAT to reach customers everywhere, and with full service teams in Colombia, Canada, France, South Korea, and Los Angeles, we are dedicated to serving you! We ensure that our produce is always fairly traded and transparent, and we are excited for you to join the GAT Family!

Robinson M. - General Manager Fresh produce (USA)

Robinson is the co-founder and general manager of Global Agricultural Trading who oversees all departments of business development, supply chain, marketing, the team, and more. Robinson is committed to visiting our team farmers and suppliers in South America every other month to work hand in hand to make sure we have top quality and fairly traded natural and organic foods. Robinson is a California State University of Northridge usiness Management Major with a minor in International Business. Robinson is a native Colombian from Bogota but has lived in Los Angeles, CA since 1981. Robinson’s hobbies include travel (when it’s not work related), family, soccer, tennis, sports, and exploring new and exciting superfoods South America continue.