Colombia complies with international standards regarding the protection of intellectual property. The country has signed the main international treaties that regulate the matter such as: the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
The Colombian foreign investment regime is based on the principle of equality, by which foreign investors are under the same conditions as national investors. There are no additional benefits or requirements for being foreign. The sectors restricted to foreign investment are expressly defined by the Law. (Defense and national security; Toxic, hazardous or radioactive waste processing, management and disposal, not produced in country; some activities in the private security sector).
Permits or licenses are not required before bringing foreign investment into the country. Only the registration of the investment must be done before the Bank of the Republic, which is automatic with the presentation of the form in the case of Forex investments.
There is no tax for repatriating capital or for profits derived from investment. If the foreign investors properly registered their foreign investment before the Bank of the Republic through the Exchange Declaration for International Investments, Form No. 4, they must only once again complete Form No. 4 to transfer the funds abroad
Yes, as long as it fulfills the minimum requirements on National Added Value established in the trade agreement with the destination country. In the case of Peru, it does not recognize a good created in a FTZ as a Colombian product.