- Latin American Association of Integration - ALADI
- Andean Community - CAN -Colombia, Equator, Peru, Bolivia)
- CAN - Mercosur
- Central American and the Caribbeans
- FTA - Free Trade Agreement Colombia and Chile
- FTA Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
- FTA Colombia, Peru and Canada
- FTA G2- Group of Two - Colombia and Mexico
- FTA Colombia and Peru - EFTA
- FTA Colombia and United States
- Trade Union CAN - UE
Colombia is part of the Pacific Alliance.
Colombia applies the Harmonized Customs System. Customs duties are calculated Ad Valorem on the CIF value. The scale of Customs duties (4 rates) was fixed within the framework of the Andean Pact and is applicable in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Bolivia is authorized to use 5% and 10% rates, and Peru benefits for the moment from an exemption.
- a 0% rate for the import of agrochemical products, paper, scientific and cultural press and books.
- a 5% rate for the import of raw materials and capital and intermediate equipment not produced in Colombia.
- 10% and 15% rates for capital and intermediate equipment produced in Colombia.
- a 20% rate for consumer goods.
There are exceptions, especially for cars, taxed at 35%, as well as some agricultural products (corn, rice, sugar, poultry...) which come under the "price band" regime or variable system of Customs duties. This system, set up by the Andean Pact, determines floor and ceiling prices and a reference price calculated on a CIF basis. If the reference price, calculated at the time of import, is lower than the floor price, there is a surcharge; if it is the opposite, the Customs duties are reduced.
Despite these set rules, calculating Customs duties in Colombia is complicated, because of the numerous agreements the country has signed. There are no fewer than ten or so tariffs possible for certain goods.
For further information on Customs duties in Colombia, you can consult the Colombian Customs website (in Spanish).
Imported goods must be accompanied by the transport documents, packing list, and transport insurance. Colombian regulations make insuring consignments for the country compulsory. Wooden packaging entering Colombia must be treated (fumigated) and marked with the standard NIMP n°15.
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