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U.S. Department of Commerce
It is strongly recommended that U.S. companies process the registration under their name and not under the local distributor name
U.S. companies should take care in selecting their Colombian partners and to thoroughly vet theM by conducting a background check
Follow the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration's export guidelines to Colombia
- It is strongly recommended that U.S. companies process the registration under their name and not under the local distributor's name or else the U.S. company will not be able to change or add distributors during the lifetime of the registration, which is 10 years.
- To secure an agent, representative, or distributor the foreign company must execute a contract that meets the provisions of the Colombian Commercial Code. This contract must be registered with the chamber of commerce where the agent/representative is located.
- The U.S. Commercial Service recommends that U.S. companies consult a local attorney to execute an agency or distribution contract and to thoroughly vet the prospective partner by conducting a background check.
- U.S. suppliers should be aware, however, that their ability to compete in Colombia could be hampered by unfair business practices such as contraband, counterfeiting, intellectual property rights violations, under-invoicing, money laundering, and dumping.
*Payable one-year in advance. Fee is for one (1) registration certificate regardless of the type of product. Excludes translations to Spanish or English and any applicable INVIMA fees.