New Regulation for Alcoholic Beverages
As of August 9th, 2013, new regulation for alcoholic beverages in force
The technical regulation for alcohol beverages established by Decree 1686 of 2012 entered into force on August 9, 2013. The purpose of such regulation is to establish the sanitary requirements for alcoholic beverages for human use manufactured, developed, packaged and distributed in, transported into, exported from and imported to the Colombian territory.
The abovementioned Decree sets definitions, sanitary requirements, allowed and forbidden practices for the elaboration of alcoholic beverages and requirements to obtain GMP certificates, and also addresses topics such as labeling, advertising, sanitary registration, etc.
Considering these new requirements, it is crucial to adjust importation processes and products in order to avoid problems or delays.
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Sources: Colombian Decree 1686 of 2012