ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Jan 2013

In January 2013, the government of Colombia announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Mar 2013 | Removal date: 01 Mar 2014
Still in force

Import tariff

On 23 January 2013, the government of Colombia raised the compound tariff on the imports of specific types of textiles, apparel and footwear. The measure became effective from 1 March 2013 and was given a duration of one year.
The tariff is applied to the products classified in Chapters 61, 62, 63, and 64 of Colombia's Tariff Schedule. The magnitude as the tariff varies across chapters as follows:

  • For products classified in Chapters 61, 62 and 63 and 64.063, the compound import tariff amounted to 10% of the customs value of the goods, plus five US dollars per gross kilo.
  • For products classified in Chapter 64 (excluding heading 64.06) the compound import tariff amounted to 10% of the customs value of the goods plus US dollars 5 per pair.
  • For all imports of the stated Chpaters, the specific levy of US$5 per gross kilo or per pairwas set to be included in the tax base for the VAT.

 
The measure only applies to import origins with whom Columbia does not have a FTA.