Importing into Colombia
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Colombia is the fourth-largest country in South America, has substantial oil reserves and is one of the continent’s major producers of gold, silver, emeralds, platinum and coal. After decades of violent internal conflicts, the government has made significant progress toward transforming Colombia into an attractive place to do business by opening its economy and liberalizing trade with foreign partners. This webinar will help companies understand current import rules, programs and benefits as well as how recent customs reform efforts could affect business operations.
- country overview
- business environment
- foreign trade statistics
- government agencies
- establishing a company
- who can import and export
- general import processes (classification, valuation, documentation, duties and taxes)
- special trade programs and duty waivers
- trade agreements
- ongoing and upcoming reforms
- customs inspections and compliance (fines and penalties, rulings)
Roberto Morinigo, commercial manager of the STTAS Argentina office, has extensive experience in business development for local and multinational services companies. He has also served as a foreign trade consultant in Argentina’s Ministry of Economy. He holds a B.S. in international commerce and has conducted post-graduate studies in foreign trade and integration management. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in English and Portuguese.