An overview of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.
Last Published: 10/25/2016
General Information
The United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force on May 15, 2012.  On the day of implementation, over 80 percent of U.S. industrial goods exports to Colombia became duty-free including agricultural and construction equipment, building products, aircraft and parts, fertilizers, information technology equipment, medical and scientific equipment, and wood. Other benefits of the TPA include:
  • More than half of U.S. exports of agricultural commodities to Colombia became duty-free, including wheat, barley, soybeans, high-quality beef, bacon, and almost all fruit and vegetable products.
  • Stronger protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Colombia.
  • Increased access to Colombia’s $180 billion services market for highly competitive American companies.
If you wish to find tariff information on specific goods, please go to the "FTA Tariff Tool.” This search engine was designed to display tariff rates and how they are eliminated under the TPA.  It also provides mini reports by industry sector or products, indicating how they are treated under recently concluded TPAs.  This tool also produces information on trade and tariff profiles on all U.S. TPAs.

To know whether your product might qualify for TPA preferential treatment, please go to Rules of Origin.

Additional Resources

Prepared by the International Trade Administration. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting http://export.gov/usoffices.



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