28 April 2023

In order to protect the local industry and avoid dumping, Indecopi decided to keep these surcharges in force. At the beginning of the year, Colombia had taken a similar measure imposing a 35% charge on imports. With these regulations, the country ensures fair competition for national production, writes CueroAmérica.

The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) through the Specialized Chamber for the Defense of Competition (SDC) confirmed that they will maintain import duties on all varieties of footwear (except sandals). whose upper part is made of rubber or plastic and natural leather from China.

In its resolution 025-2023/SDC-Indecopi, the Chamber stated that there are sufficient elements to believe that dumping maneuvers that harm the national industry continue. The agency maintains that Chinese footwear competes in the same segments as local production and extends import duties to mitigate the distortions caused by these imports.

The same Chamber, in resolution No. 293-2021/CDB-Indecopi, also ruled on the imposition of definitive antidumping duties on imports of zippers and their parts, originating in the People’s Republic of China.

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