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Colombia Extends High Duties on Footwear

The Colombian government has extended for a period of one year from 17 December its current duty regime for imports of footwear, namely a 35 percent duty on footwear of headings 6401, 6402, 6403, 6404 and 6405 with an FOB price equal to or lower than US$6 per pair (for headings 6401, 6402 and 6404), US$7 per pair (for heading 6405) or US$10 per pair (for heading 6403). Imports of footwear uppers of subheading 6406.10 with an FOB price equal to or lower than US$5 per gross kilogramme are also subject to a 35 percent duty.

Goods with a price higher than the applicable threshold face the regular 15 percent MFN duty. Footwear imports from countries that have a free trade agreement with Colombia are exempt from this special arrangement.

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