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Export to Colombia

export to Colombia

Colombia is the third-largest country in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico, ranked by the World Bank as the third-easiest country with which to do business in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Colombia is one of the most open markets in Latin America: 14 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) connect the country to markets across the region and beyond, including the EU; EU-Colombia trade exceeded €14 billion in 2012. Opportunities for Irish companies exist in a variety of sectors including transportation infrastructure, construction, oil and gas as well as science and innovation.

Sources: BBC, GOV.UK, World Bank

For more detailed information when trading with Colombia, download our Colombia Fact Sheet

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DHL Facts

Locations: 33

Gateways into the country: 1

Number of Service Centres: 13

DHL Delivery Zone: 9

Vehicle Fleet: 109

Colombia: Country Profile
Capital: Bogota IMPORTS INTO COLOMBIA
Population: 45.7 million Imports into
Colombia:
US$55.49 billion (2012 est.)
Official Language: Spanish Import
Commodities:
Industrial equipment, transportation equipment, consumer goods, chemicals, paper products, fuels and electricity.
Currency: Colombian Peso (COP) Top Import Origins: US, Mexico, China, Germany, Italy, Brazil.
GDP: US$365.4 billion EXPORTS FROM COLOMBIA
Exports from
Colombia:
US$59.96 billion (2012 est.)
Export
Commodities:
Petroleum, coal, emeralds, coffee, nickel, cut flowers, bananas, apparel.
Top Export Origins: Peru, US, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brazil, Spain.
Transit Times
The times provided
for dutiable
shipments are based
on the time expected
for customs in
Colombia to clear
the shipment – this
is dependent on the
value of the
shipment.
Destination Non-Dutiable Shipment Dutiable Shipment
Bogota Cundinamarca 2 days 3 days
Barranquilla 2 days 3 days
Medellin 2 days 3 days
Cali 2 days 3 days
Cartagena 2 days 3 days

Prohibited Items Specific to Colombia

The list below is in addition to DHL’s standard list of prohibited items. Logistics providers will also have a list of items that are prohibited or restricted for transport to any location, for example dangerous goods.

  • Asbestos
  • Dangerous Goods, hazardous or combustible materials
  • Firearms, parts of
  • Military equipment
  • Pornography
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