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COLOMBIA
(Country code: CO)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   06   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   107   30   YES   $100
International Parcel™ (Surface)   407   30   YES   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   07   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   07   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE French, Spanish

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   NO
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO    

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Import restrictions apply to many types of goods. Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting.

  • agricultural and vegetable products
  • medicines, precription, non prescription
  • hygeine products
  • parts, machine and electrical
  • personal effects
  • plant products, plants and seeds
  • pharmaceutical products
  • soil samples
  • tobacco
  • textile articles.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • alcohol
  • animal products
  • antiques
  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • bullion and currency
  • cereals and their derivatives
  • chemicals and pharmaceutical products
  • clothing, used
  • cocoa and coffee
  • colombian stamps
  • cork
  • cosmetics and soap Fats, oils, derivatives of oils
  • dental amalgams
  • flour and flour products
  • foodstuffs, including meat, fruits and vegetables
  • hosiery and textiles
  • milk and milk products
  • plants and parts of plants
  • precious and coloured metals
  • precious stones
  • preserves and perishables
  • products containing dry ice
  • publications of a communist or atheist character
  • raw cotton
  • saccharine
  • silver items
  • spices
  • tea
  • toys representing arms
  • weapons
  • varnishes and paints
  • wax.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

A commercial invoice, numbered, certified and signed by the sender must accompany all mail destined for Columbia.

Besides the Customs Declaration (SAD) traditionally required for all goods, consignments sent to Colombia must be accompanied by the following documents:

1. The commercial invoice in quadruplicate: the document must be in Spanish and indicate the value of the goods in USD, and the certificate of registration of import

2. The Certificate of Origin

3. The Certificate of Non Contamination; required for agrifood products, milk, and is issued by the Department Directorate of veterinary services

4. The phytosanitary certificate; required for fruits, vegetables, seeds and other plants. It is used by the Regional Service for the protection of the plants.

5. The health certificate issued by the Directorate of veterinary services

6. The certificate of free sale for cosmetics.

Other products may be subject to the presentation of certificates of free sale to be registered in Colombia.