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Doing business in Colombia

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Colombia.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Columbia
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Highlights of Colombia
PwC publication available in English and Spanish giving macroeconomic indicators and an overview of the year.

Guides

Overseas Business Risk - Colombia
Guidance from the Department for International Trade on potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Covers economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing Business in Colombia 2017
Report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation that compares business regulations across 23 cities.

Doing Business in Colombia
Country guide from Baker Tilly International providing an overview of rules and regulations covering business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and tax. Published in September 2017.

Colombia company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Doing Business and Investing in Colombia
Guide published by PwC in 2016 covering the legal and corporate tax matters relating to foreign investment in Colombia.

Taxation and Investment in Colombia 2016
Guides from Deloitte featuring information on the Investment Climate, Labour Relations and Work Force, Business Regulations, Foreign Investment, Choice of Business Entity and Corporate Taxation.

Colombia: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Colombia.

Doing business in Colombia
Guide produced by UK Trade and Investment and IMA covering exporting, doing business, import formalities and background information on the country.

Global Trader guide to global markets
Export guide published in association with British Chambers of Commerce featuring a profile of this country along with overviews of key industry sectors and regional trends.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Colombia page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute: Index of codes
The ECGI provides a listing of corporate governance codes from Colombia, with links to downloadable PDFs and useful organisations. You can also search the codes database by country, title, language and year of publication.

Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable
Forum established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Publications include a practical guide and case studies available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

The float guide: How to float a company on the Colombian National Registry of Securities and Issuers and the Colombian Stock Exchange for public trading
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Forums and support networks

The Columbo-British Chamber of Commerce
Support network for promoting business and trade.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Colombia

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Colombia
Analysis of the business environment in Colombia, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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