3 June 2016
Colombia Tightens Regulations on Hazardous Products
Colombian authorities are now requiring businesses to report any safety hazards associated with their products within three days of becoming aware of the existence of any such hazard. The three-day deadline - which applies to entities involved in the production, distribution and commercialisation of the product (including importers) - will begin when the business has evidence or serious indication that the product is hazardous, including if it becomes aware that the product does not comply with technical standards or sanitary or phytosanitary measures or receives information of a hazard in another country.
Businesses will be required propose corrective measures designed to guarantee the safety of Colombian consumers and take certain steps to prevent the commercialisation of a hazardous product in Colombia. Moreover, a public database will be created to inform consumers about hazardous products.