Posted in Business on October 3, 2011
You can find the import duty in Colombia for any product via DIANs website. DIAN stands for the Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales de Colombia. It is the Colombian Ministry in charge of tax, customs and excise duties.
Colombian Import Duty – the key webpage
Here is the link to the page on import duties
You can also navigate to this page directly from DIANs homepage by clicking on Servicios informaticos electronicos (on the left hand side, Below “Dian Virtual”) and then on Consulta del Arancel (on the left side, sixth item below “Otros Servicios”)
If you have the HS code…
Once you are on this page, If you know the HS code for your product click on the link “Por codigo de nomenclatura”
If you only have the product description…
If you only have a description of the product click on “Por texto”
Once you have entered either the HS code or product description the webpage will bring up all the relvant information on import duties including preferential rates and any relevant paperwork such as special liscence requirements.
A helpful tip if Spanish is not your first language…
When I’m looking for the ten digit HS code for a specific product I often search first using the product description on the UK Business Link website or via the European Union Taric database. The tariff data on the Business Link website comes directly from the EU Taric database.