By means of the Decree 463 of March 22, 2020, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism establishes a tariff of 0% to the most favored nation imports of the following products, according to the specific tariff subheadings:
- Food supplements
- Mineral products (salt)
- Chemical products (chlorine, acids, sodas)
- Plastics (specifically gloves)
- Toilet paper
- Screens not for TV use
- Medical devices
An order of priority for the distribution of these products, mandatory for producers and importers, which begins with hospitals, clinics and other healthcare providers, is established. This measure does not affect the preferential tax-exemption programs in existence in Colombia.
This decision is valid for 6 months, after which the previous tariffs will be reestablished.