Local resources

Colombia offers enough support for international businesses for trade, the most important government, private entities and organizations are the following:

Supported by the Australian Embassy, the Australia Colombia Business Council is a not-for-profit organization consisting of leaders in the private sector in Colombia, with links to Australian industry.

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We support Australian trade through networking, information sharing, industry events, advising new entrants, linking the private and public sectors and advising Australian government officials, and petitioning on behalf of Australian private-sector policy interests in Colombia.

The promotion of exports of non-mining energy goods and services in markets with potential, the expansion of Colombian companies, the attraction of foreign direct investment to Colombia, the positioning of the country as a tourist destination for vacations and meetings and Colombia Country Brand, are the main axes on which PROCOLOMBIA focuses it’s work.

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PROCOLOMBIA is the entity that promotes international tourism, foreign investment and non-traditional exports in Colombia.

Through its national and international network of offices, it offers support and integral consultancy to clients through services or instruments aimed at facilitating design and execution of its globalization strategy, which seeks to generate, develop and close business opportunities.

Ruta n -BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE OF MEDELLÍN

It seeks to promote the development of innovative, technology-based businesses that increase the competitiveness of the city, revitalize the economy, strengthen strategic clusters, and enable better jobs for the citizens of Medellin.

Ruta N Corporation is pursuing the consolidation of Medellin as a city of knowledge. Therefore, in order to increase the competitiveness of the city, it has undertaken the development of a technology district in the north of the city.

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Tax incentives for innovative companies of the city:

In order to encourage the generation of specific innovative activities carried out by the companies that make up the clusters in Medellin, thanks to Agreement 67 of 2010, the city gives tax cuts to property, industry, and commerce. The tax exemptions are obtained exclusively by creative companies whose activities are carried out within the clusters of Textile/Apparel, Fashion & Design, Construction, Business Tourism, Medical and Dental Services, Information Technology and Communications, and Electricity.

We have set three priorities in order to develop our strategy:

  1. Business landing.

  2. Capital.

  3. Global businesses.

ACI Medellin (Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellín)

The Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellín and the Metropolitan Area – ACI Medellín, is an association of public entities: The Medellín Mayor’s Office, EPM, the Metropolitan Area of Aburrá Valley, and EMVARIAS.

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It has established as key actor in the internationalization process to develop the territory by creating strategic international relations. This allows the city and the region to access international cooperation resources and the arrival of local and international investments.

Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá.

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The purpose of the CCB: “We serve collectively with the purpose of having more and better entrepreneurs and companies, thereby reaching a more prosperous and equitable society in Bogotá and the Region”.

Australian Embassy in Colombia

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The Australian Embassy in Bogota is responsible for providing consular assistance, passports and notarial services to Australians in Colombia.  You can contact the Australian Embassy in Bogota for assistance using the above contact details.

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia's economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:

• develop international markets
• win productive foreign direct investment
• promote international education
• strengthen Australia\'s tourism industry
• seek consular and passport services.