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Inception date: 23 Oct 2009 | Removal date: 23 Oct 2010

Import tariff

On 23 October 2009, Colombia's Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism adopted Decree No. 4098 eliminating import tariffs on medical equipment for intensive and intermediate medical care for children and adults and for acute respiratory diseases. The exemption was effective for period of one year. 




422 Tanks, reservoirs & containers of iron, steel or aluminium
7311 Containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of iron or steel.
731100 Containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of iron or steel.
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8413 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators.
841311 Pumps for dispensing fuel or lubricants, of the type used in fillingstations or in garages
841330 Fuel, lubricating or cooling medium pumps for internal combustion piston engines
841340 Concrete pumps
841350 Other reciprocating positive displacement pumps
841360 Other rotary positive displacement pumps
841370 Other centrifugal pumps
841381 Pumps
841382 Liquid elevators
841391 Of pumps
841392 Of liquid elevators
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842119 Other
842121 For filtering or purifying water
842123 Oil or petrolfilters for internal combustion engines
842129 Other
842131 Intake air filters for internal combustion engines
842139 Other
842191 Of centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers
842199 Other
8423 Weighing machinery (excluding balances of a sensitivity of 5 cg or better), including weight operated counting or checking machines; weighing machine weights of all kinds.
842310 Personal weighing machines, including baby scales; household scales
842381 Having a maximum weighing capacity not exceeding 30 kg
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
9018 Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electromedical apparatus and sighttesting instruments.
901812 Ultrasonic scanning apparatus
901813 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus
901819 Other
901831 Syringes, with or without needles
901832 Tubular metal needles and needles for sutures
901839 Other
901849 Other
901850 Other ophthalmic instruments and appliances
901890 Other instruments and appliances
9019 Mechanotherapy appliances; massage apparatus; psychological aptitudetesting apparatus; ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus.
901910 Mechanotherapy appliances; massage apparatus; psychological aptitudetesting apparatus
901920 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus
9021 Orthopaedic appliances, including crutches, surgical belts and trusses; splints and other fracture appliances; artificial parts of the body; hearing aids and other appliances which are worn or carried, or implanted in the body, to compensate for a defect
902110 Orthopaedic or fracture appliances
902129 Other
902131 Artificial joints
902139 Other
902140 Hearing aids, excluding parts and accessories
902150 Pacemakers for stimulating heart muscles, excluding parts and accessories
902190 Other
9022 Apparatus based on the use of Xrays or of alpha, beta or gamma radiations, whether or not for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary uses, including radiography or radiotherapy apparatus, Xray tubes and other Xray generators, high tension generators,
902212 Computed tomography apparatus
902214 Other, for medical, surgical or veterinary uses
902219 For other uses
902221 For medical, surgical, dental or veterinary uses
902230 Xray tubes
9402 Medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture (for example, operating tables, examination tables, hospital beds with mechanical fittings, dentists' chairs); barbers' chairs and similar chairs, having rotating as well as both reclining and elevating mo
940290 Other
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9026 Instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking the flow, level, pressure or other variables of liquids or gases (for example, flow meters, level gauges, manometers, heat meters), excluding instruments and apparatus of heading 90.14, 90.15, 90.28 or 9
902610 For measuring or checking the flow or level of liquids
902620 For measuring or checking pressure
902680 Other instruments or apparatus
902690 Parts and accessories

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