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DBT wins significant victory for British businesses in Colombia



A week ago, HM Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Department for Business and Trade, Jonathan Knott, announced a great milestone had been achieved for British companies in Colombia. He said ‘Complexities arose around new requirements for the legalisation of certificates issued in the UK, which are vital for obtaining sanitary permits and marketing authorisations in Colombia. This situation affected the distribution of essential products, including vital medicines and medical devices. 'But here's the good news! In a collaborative spirit, the Department for Business and Trade Colombia engaged in constructive dialogue with Invima Colombia to ensure the acceptance of UK certificates and the timely renewal of sanitary registrations for sensitive products, securing their supply and sale in the Colombian market. 'The resolution of this barrier has been nothing short of remarkable. It is a testament to the power of diplomacy, negotiation, and the unwavering commitment to support UK businesses abroad.'

British exporters could be exporting an additional USD$487million to Colombia! We welcome the news and for companies who are keen to know more about this market, we encourage you to book a 25-min complimentary session with one of our approve suppliers. They are market experts in-country who can help you navigate the complexities to enter into a new market.

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