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The U.S.—Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

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.

Qualifying for TPA Preferential Treatment

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

Here are some additional links that will help you get full value from the TPA:

Note: The information presented on this website is meant to serve as a general guide. Only the agreement text and the customs regulations issued to implement the agreement are definitive. For complex issues or where interpretation is required, U.S. exporters should seek legal assistance.