ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Dec 2012

In December 2012, the government of Colombia has announced that several agricultural products and certain molluscs are subject to import permits guaranteed by the National Institute for Food and Medication Surveillance. 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism. Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo. Circular No. 052 de 2012. Available at: http://www.mincit.gov.co/getattachment/57498c40-769f-4c9a-98f8-6edea7222582/Circular-052-de-2012-Adicion-de-vistos-buenos-a-la.aspx

Inception date: 27 Dec 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

On 27 December 2012, The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia has published Circular No. 052 of 2012 introducing new import clearing approvals (i.e. Visto Buenos in Spanish) for certain categories of vegetables and molluscs. Previously, these vegetables and molluscs were exempted from such import clearance requirements. 

The new import licensing requirements have been set due to new sanitary requirements imposed by the National Institute for Food and Medication Surveillance. 

In total, the new requirements affect 30 te-digits tariff lines.

The new requirement has entered into force on 27 December 2012. 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
Inception date: 27 Dec 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

Circular No. 052 of 2012 that has been adopted by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia on 27 December 2012, has also eliminated the clearing approvals (i.e. Visto Buenos in Spanish) set on tariff line 2931.90.12.00. Therefore, this product category no longer requires import licensing requirements.

The new requirement has entered into force on 27 December 2012.