Ecommerce in the free zones in front of covid-19

Ecommerce in the free zones in front of covid-19

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E-commerce is a new trend that allows us to sell strategically and safely to our customers in Colombia and abroad, promoting sales and facilitating business management. During the preventive isolation, the Decree 457 of 2020 contemplates between the exceptions that companies can carry out dispatches of the products commercialized through the electronic commerce, through companies of postal services and of collaborative economy, a tool of great utility to export from Free Zone.

How to make this kind of trips from ZFO?

Through the export modality by postal traffic and urgent shipments provided that their value does not exceed five thousand dollars (US$5,000) and they require prompt delivery to the addressee.

Documents for process:

1. Postal traffic transport document or specialized courier company guide. In the description box of the express courier guide issued by the express courier company, the number, and date of the goods movement form must be indicated, and as the sender, the free zone user what makes the export through the export by postal traffic and express consignments modality.

2. Goods movement form approved by the Operator user. For the modality of postal traffic and urgent shipments, the exchange rate will be the one of the last working day of the week previous to the date of arrival of the goods.

Requirements:

1. Each package to be exported must have a label affixed containing the following information: name and address of the sender, name of the Specialized Courier Company, name and address of the consignee, description and quantity of the goods, value expressed in dollars and gross weight of the package expressed in kilograms.

2. The goods that require approval, licenses, or authorizations for their shipment abroad, must demonstrate compliance of all the requirements at the time that the corresponding Export Declarations are presented to the Customs. 3. The goods are delivered in the Free Zone to the intermediary of the modality (Company authorized by MINCIT) and remain under their responsibility.

We invite you to explore this alternative for export!

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