IMPORT LICENSING SYSTEM OF COLOMBIA
REPLIES OF COLOMBIA TO THE QUESTIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES
The following communication, dated 11 April 2014, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Colombia.
Colombia thanks the United States for its questions and wishes to make the following reply.
The goods classified in the tariff lines indicated in Article 1 of Decree 2261 of 2012 (8429.11.00.00, 8429.19.00.00, 8429.51.00.00, 8429.52.00.00, 8429.59.00.00, 8431.41.00.00, 8431.42.00.00 and 8905.10.00.00) are subject to non‑automatic licensing regardless of whether they are new or used. These licences are approved only if the use or destination of the goods to be imported is explicitly indicated and the importer can show that he has an import authorization, which is issued by the Directorate of Taxes and National Customs after checking that specific requirements have been fulfilled.
It should be mentioned that the authorities are currently reviewing the content of Decree 2261. The Government of Colombia will notify any changes that are made in good time in accordance with its undertakings under the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures.