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Inception date: 16 Aug 2015 | Removal date: 15 Aug 2017

Import tariff

On 14 August 2015, the Colombian Executive has adopted Decree 1625/2015 extending for another two years the duty-free import duty set on multiple goods when Decree 1755/2013 was adopted on 15 August 2013. The new list includes certain amendments and has extended the 0% import duty on another 114 tariff lines. As a consequence, the import tariff on the affected products has been decreased from values set at 5%, 10% and 15% to 0%.

The new list has a temporary character and is due to terminate on 15 August 2017.

This Decree is to enter into force on 16 August 2015.

List of raw materials and capital goods not produced locally exempted of import tariffs
On August 15, 2013, the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism issued Decree 1755/2013 establishing a list of raw materials and capital goods not produced locally exempted temporarily of import tariffs. The tariff lines included in the list enjoy a 0% import duty for a two-year period starting on August 15, 2013.

However, on August 14, 2015, the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism issued Decree 1625/2015 launching again a similar list with products enjoying a 0% import duty for a two-year period starting on August 16, 2015. 

Since then, the list has been updated on several occasions (please, see related state acts).




264 Textile yarn & thread of man-made filaments or staple fibres
5509 Yarn (other than sewing thread) of synthetic staple fibres, not put up for retail sale.
550922 Multiple (folded) or cabled yarn
5510 Yarn (other than sewing thread) of artificial staple fibres, not put up for retail sale.
551011 Single yarn
265 Woven fabrics of natural non-cotton fibres
5112 Woven fabrics of combed wool or of combed fine animal hair.
511211 Of a weight not exceeding 200 g/m²
511230 Other, mixed mainly or solely with manmade staple fibres
267 Woven fabrics of man-made filaments & staple fibres
5407 Woven fabrics of synthetic filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.04.
540710 Woven fabrics obtained from high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides or of polyesters
5512 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, containing 85 % or more by weight of synthetic staple fibres.
551211 Unbleached or bleached
5515 Other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres.
551513 Mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair
271 Made-up textile articles
6305 Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.
630533 Other, of polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like
279 Textiles n.e.c.
5606 Gimped yarn, and strip and the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, gimped (other than those of heading 56.05 and gimped horsehair yarn); chenille yarn (including flock chenille yarn); loop wale yarn.
560600 Gimped yarn, and strip and the like of heading 54.04 or 54.05, gimped (other than those of heading 56.05 and gimped horsehair yarn); chenille yarn (including flock chenille yarn); loop wale yarn.
321 Pulp, paper & paperboard
4806 Vegetable parchment, greaseproof papers, tracing papers and glassine and other glazed transparent or translucent papers, in rolls or sheets.
480640 Glassine and other glazed transparent or translucent papers
333 Petroleum oils & oils of bituminous materials, other than crude
2710 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic con
271019 Other
341 Basic organic chemicals
2928 Organic derivatives of hydrazine or of hydroxylamine.
292800 Organic derivatives of hydrazine or of hydroxylamine.
2933 Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen heteroatom(s) only.
293371 6Hexanelactam (epsiloncaprolactam)
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2813 Sulphides of nonmetals; commercial phosphorus trisulphide.
281310 Carbon disulphide
2815 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium.
281512 In aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda)
2818 Artificial corundum, whether or not chemically defined; aluminium oxide; aluminium hydroxide.
281830 Aluminium hydroxide
2836 Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
283650 Calcium carbonate
343 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins; colouring matter n.e.c.
3206 Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in Note 3 to this Chapter, other than those of heading 32.03, 32.04 or 32.05; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined.
320649 Other
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3808 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphurtreated bands, wi
380893 Herbicides, antisprouting products and plantgrowth regulators
380899 Other
347 Plastics in primary forms
3904 Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms.
390422 Plasticised
351 Paints & varnishes & related products; artists' colours; ink
3207 Prepared pigments, prepared opacifiers and prepared colours, vitrifiable enamels and glazes, engobes (slips), liquid lustres and similar preparations, of a kind used in the ceramic, enamelling or glass industry; glass frit and other glass, in the form of
320720 Vitrifiable enamels and glazes, engobes (slips) and similar preparations
3214 Glaziers' putty, grafting putty, resin cements, caulking compounds and other mastics; painters' fillings; nonrefractory surfacing preparations for façades, indoor walls, floors, ceilings or the like.
321410 Glaziers' putty, grafting putty, resin cements, caulking compounds and other mastics; painters' fillings
3215 Printing ink, writing or drawing ink and other inks, whether or not concentrated or solid.
321511 Black
352 Pharmaceutical products
2924 Carboxyamidefunction compounds; amidefunction compounds of carbonic acid.
292429 Other
353 Soap, cleaning preparations, perfumes & toilet preparations
3404 Artificial waxes and prepared waxes.
340490 Other
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3815 Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic preparations, not elsewhere specified or included.
381590 Other
361 Rubber tyres & tubes
4011 New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
401162 Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm
362 Other rubber products
4010 Conveyor or transmission belts or belting, of vulcanised rubber.
401012 Reinforced only with textile materials
401039 Other
371 Glass & glass products
7009 Glass mirrors, whether or not framed, including rearview mirrors.
700910 Rearview mirrors for vehicles
7010 Carboys, bottles, flasks, jars, pots, phials, ampoules and other containers, of glass, of a kind used for the conveyance or packing of goods; preserving jars of glass; stoppers, lids and other closures, of glass.
701020 Stoppers, lids and other closures
411 Basic iron & steel
7207 Semifinished products of iron or nonalloy steel.
720711 Of rectangular (including square) crosssection, the width measuring less than twice the thickness
412 Products of iron or steel
7216 Angles, shapes and sections of iron or nonalloy steel.
721632 I sections
7306 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.
730640 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of stainless steel
7307 Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel.
730791 Flanges
415 Unfinished products of copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc or tin
7604 Aluminium bars, rods and profiles.
760429 Other
7606 Aluminium plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm.
760611 Of aluminium, not alloyed
760691 Of aluminium, not alloyed
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.
429 Other fabricated metal products
7318 Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel.
731815 Other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers
731819 Other
8204 Handoperated spanners and wrenches (including torque meter wrenches but not including tap wrenches); interchangeable spanner sockets, with or without handles.
820411 Nonadjustable
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8413 Pumps for liquids, whether or not fitted with a measuring device; liquid elevators.
841350 Other reciprocating positive displacement pumps
841370 Other centrifugal pumps
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841410 Vacuum pumps
433 Bearings, gears, gearing & driving elements; parts
7315 Chain and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
731512 Other chain
8483 Transmission shafts (including cam shafts and crank shafts) and cranks; bearing housings and plain shaft bearings; gears and gearing; ball or roller screws; gear boxes and other speed changers, including torque converters; flywheels and pulleys, including
848330 Bearing housings, not incorporating ball or roller bearings; plain shaft bearings
848350 Flywheels and pulleys, including pulley blocks
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8426 Ships' derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane.
842699 Other
8428 Other lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery (for example, lifts, escalators, conveyors, teleferics).
842890 Other machinery
8431 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
843110 Of machinery of heading 84.25
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
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.
842381 Having a maximum weighing capacity not exceeding 30 kg
8484 Gaskets and similar joints of metal sheeting combined with other material or of two or more layers of metal; sets or assortments of gaskets and similar joints, dissimilar in composition, put up in pouches, envelopes or similar packings; mechanical seals.
848490 Other
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8436 Other agricultural, horticultural, forestry, poultrykeeping or beekeeping machinery, including germination plant fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment; poultry incubators and brooders.
843621 Poultry incubators and brooders
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8429 Selfpropelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
842920 Graders and levellers
8474 Machinery for sorting, screening, separating, washing, crushing, grinding, mixing or kneading earth, stone, ores or other mineral substances, in solid (including powder or paste) form; machinery for agglomerating, shaping or moulding solid mineral fuels,
847432 Machines for mixing mineral substances with bitumen
847480 Other machinery
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847989 Other
847990 Parts
461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8503 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of heading 85.01 or 85.02.
850300 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of heading 85.01 or 85.02.
462 Electricity distribution & control apparatus; parts
8537 Boards, panels, consoles, desks, cabinets and other bases, equipped with two or more apparatus of heading 85.35 or 85.36, for electric control or the distribution of electricity, including those incorporating instruments or apparatus of Chapter 90, and nu
853710 For a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V
469 Other electrical equipment & parts
8531 Electric sound or visual signalling apparatus (for example, bells, sirens, indicator panels, burglar or fire alarms), other than those of heading 85.12 or 85.30.
853110 Burglar or fire alarms and similar apparatus
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.
901831 Syringes, with or without needles
901850 Other ophthalmic instruments and appliances
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,
902290 Other, including parts and accessories
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9017 Drawing, markingout or mathematical calculating instruments (for example, drafting machines, pantographs, protractors, drawing sets, slide rules, disc calculators); instruments for measuring length, for use in the hand (for example, measuring rods and ta
901780 Other 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
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870830 Brakes and servobrakes; parts thereof
870840 Gear boxes and parts thereof
870850 Driveaxles with differential, whether or not provided with other transmission components, and nondriving axles; parts thereof
870899 Other
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870829 Other

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