May 15, 2012 was a good day for U.S. exporters. It was the day the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement went into effect, giving thousands of exporters new trade opportunities available at reduced tariff rates.
The Agreement gives duty-free status to over 80% of U.S. consumer and industrial goods exported to Colombia, with remaining tariffs eliminated over the next 15 years.
Other benefits of the Agreement:
• Increased protection of intellectual property rights
• Greater commitments to protect labor rights
• Commitments to enforce domestic environmental laws
• Opening of Colombia’s government procurement market to U.S. companies
US-Colombia FTA Starter Kit
Here is everything you need to get started with the U.S.-Colombia FTA.
What’s my tariff?
Is your product already duty-free? Find out with the What’s my tariff tool. Look up your product’s current tariff rate and find out when it’s scheduled to hit zero. You’ll need your product’s HS code handy to use this tool.
Certificate of Origin Form
This form is for convenience and guidance only. The Agreement does not require a specific form.