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Customs or Import duty for Vitamins and supplements to Colombia

The Customs or Import duty for Vitamins and supplements to Colombia is classified under Health & Beauty(cdf categories).

The HSCODE applied for Vitamins and supplements is 85-10-10-0-0

The tax is applied on the total sum of item cost, insurance cost and shipment cost.

The custom/import taxes are:

General duty is 5%

The average VAT rate applicable in Colombia is 0.19 or 0.05

Note: If the special tariff rate is NULL then general duty is applicable.

The other taxes applicable are:

Consumption tax

Excsie duty

To know more information on which tariff rate is applicable from the country you are importing to, look here

To get the accurate amount, calculate here

Calculation method:

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Colombia whether by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

Below table provide the Duty and Sales tax for Colombia:

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
0% to 35% (Some electronic goods are duty free) 11.31% VAT=16% VAT=VAT%(CIF + Excise + any duty) Duty is not exempted but VAT is exempted id FOB is less than US$200
  • Alcohol and tobacco products are subjected to excise duty at 20% and 55% (CIF + duty)
  • Consumption taxes in corporate
  • A national consumption tax is levied against the following select services and goods:

    1. Mobile phone services at 4%.
    2. Certain vehicles, aircraft, and other goods at 8% or at 16%.
    3. Restaurant and cafeteria services at 8%.

For more information on other taxes and duties please refer Corporate taxes website.

Prohibited Items:

  • Imitation (replica) firearms, weapons, explosive devices or ammunition
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Cosmetic set
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Health & beauty supplements supplements in capsules
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Food supplement – sugar-free & fat-free
Pain relief
Health & beauty hair care & shaving safety razor blades
Electronic health goods
Body soap