Implementation of Decisions N° 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Free Trade Comission – Free Trade Agreement between Costa Rica and Colombia

July 19, 2017

Customs & Global Trade Flash

Through Decrees N° 40483-COMEX, N° 40484-COMEX, N° 40485-COMEX y N° 40488-COMEX published in the Gazette No. 133 of July 13th 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Trade enacted Decisions N° 1, 2, 3 and 4 issued by the Free Trade Commission of the Free Trade Agreement between Costa Rica and Colombia. These Decisions are related to the following provisions:

  • Decree N° 40483-COMEX - Decision N° 1
    Procedures related to the Free Trade Comission. 
  • Decree N° 40484-COMEX - Decision N° 2
    Modification to the format of the Certificate of Origin established in Annex 3-B and its Annex of the FTA.
  • Decree N° 40485-COMEX - Decision N° 3
    Mutual recognition of documents signed electronically in the interoperability process.
  • Decree N° 40488-COMEX - Decision N° 4
    Modification of specific rules of origin related to clothing, established in Annex 3-A and its annex of the FTA.

The Decisions will come into effect 30 days after the last communication of the Parties informing the compliance of the internal legal requirements.

The full text of Decisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 can be found here.

For further information

Carla Coghi
Tax & legal

Silvia González
Senior Manager
Tax & Legal

Jaime Morales
Tax & Legal

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