This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-B7LZ5B

Requirements to recognise UK businesses international experience for infrastructure public tenders in Colombia

in Colombia

Trade barrier summary

Public Procurement law in Colombia requires companies to present certifications of experience in a way that UK multinational companies cannot comply with, considering that the required experience needed to bid for infrastructure public tenders in Colombia, can only be proven by previous contracts undertaken by the UK multinational's Colombian branch or its parent company. In addition, independent Colombian entities established by UK multinationals that have been incorporated for over three years in Colombia, cannot prove the experience of their parent companies anymore.

Sectors affected

  • Airports
  • Construction
  • Railways



Date reported

8 August 2019

Last updated

2 February 2021

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