Digital Certificates for exports
In order to facilitate trade with the countries to which Colombia exports goods, the National Health Authority(INVIMA) recently initiated the digital issuance of required Health Inspection Certificates for food, raw materials and alcoholic beverages.
The requirement should be considered by health authorities in countries importing goods from Colombia. As of now, the certificates will be issued in digital form, except when failures in the system occur, in which case paper certificates will be issued.
The launch will cut time and operating costs for exporters. Before the digital implementation, the document issuance often took hours, whereas currently it is done quickly and sent directly by email to the interested party.