How to export from Colombia?

Complete procedures to export goods from Colombia


How to export from Colombia? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Colombia? Explain the export methodology in Colombia.


Information given here explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Colombia government authority for exportation from Colombia.


Any legal person who has registered with Tax Authority of Colombia can start appropriate business and engage with international trade by fulfilling necessary requirements by the Government of Colombia. For commercial purpose, a registered trade with concerned license (if required) as per the business and have enlisted in the Trade and Company Register of the country is must for exporting and importing of goods from and into Colombia. Colombia’s foreign trade procedures have been streamlined through the Unified Portal for Foreign Trade (VUCE).

National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) under the Ministry of Finance is the customs authority in National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) under the Ministry of Finance is the customs authority in Colombia responsible for protection of national economic order by financial regulations, tax and customs collections, facilitate fairness, legality and transparency in international trade operations in Colombia

The exporter should make sure that they made all of the accurate export documents that are required to get the goods delivered through the port, cleared customs, satisfy all compliance and regulations, then loaded on board the pre determined carrier.       


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required


This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Colombia.



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