A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Colombia.
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.
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.
Highlights of Colombia
PwC publication available in English and Spanish giving macroeconomic indicators and an overview of the year.
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.
Overseas Business Risk - Colombia
Report from UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.
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.
Doing Business in Colombia 2013
Report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation that compares business regulations across 23 cities.
Doing Business in Colombia
Guide produced by KPMG in December 2013. Topics include an overview of the economy, labour laws, foreign exchange controls, trade and customs and taxation.
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 2015.
Doing Business and Investing in Colombia
Guide published by PwC in 2014 covering the legal and corporate taxation framework for the mining industry.
Colombia: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Colombia.
Taxation and Investment Guides
Guides and snapshots from Deloitte featuring information on the Investment Climate, Labour Relations and Work Force, Business Regulations, Foreign Investment, Choice of Business Entity and Corporate Taxation.
Time to tune in: Latin American companies turn up the volume on global growth
Survey report published by Ernst & Young in May 2013 looking at outbound investment in the region. Data and analysis covers where, why and how Latin American companies are expanding.
Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.
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.
Doing Business Law Library: Colombia
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:
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 in 2012 describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.
The Columbo-British Chamber of Commerce
Support network for promoting business and trade.
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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