Importing Products from COLOMBIA

Colombia is located in the northwest corner of South America, bordered by Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. Its three largest cities are Bogota (its capital), Medellin and Cali.

Trade agreement with the EU: Yes, read more here
Colombian national currency: Peso (COP)
Official language: Spanish (99%)


tt_air Transit time via air from Colombia to airport in the UK is approximately 1 to 3 days. Colombia's main cargo international airports are located in Bogota (El Dorado airport), and Rionegro (Jose Maria Cordova airport, serving the city of Medellin).


tt_sea Transit time via sea from Colombia to port in the UK is approximately 16 to 28 days. Colombia’s main sea port is Cartagena.



docs Import documents required include packing list, commercial invoice, and health / organic / origin / phytosanitary certificate(s) where applicable. Requirements for the Colombian exporter include Tax Indentification Number (NIT), and registration as exporter at DIAN. Requirements for the British importer include having an EORI number.


Top-10 product types imported from Colombia to United Kingdom in 2017

1. Edible fruit and nuts
    ................................................................................................$153.3 m

2. Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation;
    bituminous substances; mineral waxes
    ................................................................................................$92.2 m

3. Coffee, tea, mate and spices
    ................................................................................................$76.6 m

4. Trees and other plants, live; bulbs, roots and the like;
    cut flowers and ornamental foliage
    ................................................................................................$44.9 m

5. Miscellaneous edible preparations
    ................................................................................................$7.3 m

6. Paper & paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board
    ................................................................................................$4.1 m

7. Vegetable / fruit / nut food preparations
    ................................................................................................$3.9 m

8. Sugars and sugar confectionery
    ................................................................................................$3.2 m

9. Articles of apparel, accessories, not knit or crochet
    ................................................................................................$2.3 m

10. Plastics and articles thereof
    ................................................................................................$1.7 m

Exclude petrol, source: UN Comtrade



Where to Search for Colombian Products/Exporters

colombian-exports-catalogue-link

PROCOLOMBIA is the official institution in charge of the commercial promotion of exports in Colombia. You can find Colombian suppliers and products at their online Exports Catalogue, which features products organised by sectors as well as suppliers contact details.


Import Taxes/Restrictions in the United Kingdom

Visit the UK Trade Tariff (official UK tariff classification site) to consult the applicable import taxes and restrictions (if any) for a particular tariff code.


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