Source: CIA World Factbook
Market-Specific Information - Colombia
Colombia's National Standards Body:
Instituto Colombiano de Normas Técnicas y Certificación (ICONTEC)
Carrera 37 52-95, Edificio ICONTEC
P.O. Box 14237
Tel: +57 1 607 88 88
Fax: +57 1 222 14 35
Doing Business in Colombia: 2012 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies
An excerpt from U.S. Commercial Service's 2012 Country Commercial Guide providing an overview of Colombia's standards and conformity assessment activities.
2010 REPORT ON TECHNICAL BARRIERS TO TRADE
(Containing a Country-Specific Report on Colombia)
On March 31, 2010, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk transmitted to Congress a new report on key technical barriers to trade that hinder or block American exports around the world. In a speech to Pennsylvania steelworkers in 2009, Ambassador Kirk promised to deliver this report and another on sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to American exports as part of the Obama Administration's effort to sharpen its enforcement of American trade rights and to grow well-paying jobs here at home.
Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that can affect your access to international markets. You can modify the subscription to include specific markets and industries. Register online at Internet URL: http://www.nist.gov/notifyus/
The U.S. Commercial Service in Colombia can provide additional information on doing business in Colombia.