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  1. 1. FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY Libert yOrden
  2. 2. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 3 MINISTER’S LETTER FOR THE 2014 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY A letter from the Minister of Comerce, Industry and Tourism In Colombia, Free Trade Zones have become the first-line of development to face the challenges of the XXI century. They have been effective in attracting investment and generating employment, while being important centers for regional progress. With 56 years in existence, they have evolved, with a special transformation in 1991, when the Minister of Foreign Trade at that time and current President of the Republic, Juan Manuel Santos, signed the formation of the Private Free Trade Zones which led to the development of new areas for industry, commerce and services with special custom and tax regulations in Bogota, Rionegro, Palmira, Cartagena and La Tebaida. With the rise of the national economy, Free Trade Zones grew rapidly throughout the Colombian territory as logistics and business development centers. This is reflected in the 99 that have been approved under the current tax and customs system. We currently have the largest number of industrial parks in Latin America. Free Trade Zone projects are being developed in almost all regions of Colombia in order to improve trade logistics and directly reach markets benefiting from the free trade system, thus, obtaining a greater competitive advantage. A boom that has forced builders to wage on these business centers as new focus for investment and industry growth. It has boosted employment by creating 13,749 direct and over 97,984 indirect positions. We strongly believe that this figure will continue to grow, from the investment in infrastructure and the expansion of the Free Trade Zones for services classified as “employment generators.” Free Trade Zones are a business model that have undoubtedly transformed the industrial sector through incentives and benefits such as the flat income tax rate of 15%, the exemption in customs duties and the facilitation of importing and exporting, all key factors to meet the needs of today’s market that is constantly changing when implementing free trade agreements and thus, the interests of different sectors to improve logistics and have a presence in other countries in order to take advantage of tariff preferences. Thanks to these incentives, the country’s strategic location, its excellent connectivity to the Americas, Europe and Asia and the possibility of attracting companies to use Colombia as a platform for the distribution of their products internationally, the activity of industrial parks is a pillar of competitive development of our regions and an excellent opportunity on the road to the nation’s prosperity. CECILIA ALVAREZ-CORREA Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism
  3. 3. 4 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF PROEXPORT COLOMBIA Colombia is projected as one of the most promising destinations for business in the last decade. The Government adopted policies that generated dynamics in its domestic market and a growing trade integration with the world. Foreign direct investment is one of the elements that reflect the momentum of the country: 10 years ago, this amount totaled about US $1,720 million and by the end of 2013 that figure reached over $16,772 million, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. Major companies decided to invest in our country and also to expand their business to other markets, motivated by the security and benefits that the Colombian legislation provides to foreign investors, amongst others. Within the last 10 years, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) averaged a growth of 4.7%. In addition, some interesting facts to highlight include a domestic market of 47 million inhabitants, which 55% are under 30 years of age and the middle class increased its per capita GDP: it went from $1,980 in 2000, to US $8,300 in 2014. Furthermore, the current free trade agreements with Colombia open the gateway for companies operating in the country and / or with potential to do so, to obtain tax benefits offered by nearly 50 markets with 1,500 million consumers of which it has privileged access. In recent years, the three major rating agencies (Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings) granted investment grade to Colombia. In addition, the World Bank Doing Business ranked it as the third friendliest country in the region to do business with and with the most positive reforms that have been implemented for this purpose. Development, stability, dynamics and projection are some of the attributes that are used by major international financial institutions, as well as multilateral agencies to refer to Colombia, considering it as a reliable and attractive partner for foreign investors. Colombia also has optimal regulation of Free Trade Zones, strengthened by Law 1004 of 2005, with which the country was placed in the orbit of global trade and considerably raised the entry of foreign investment, which in turn, has generated new jobs and increased the development of our industry. This publication provides you with privileged information on its potential, the opportunities, and all advantages offered by the free zones of Colombia for investors interested in establishing themselves in the country. Find a partner at Proexport, with tailored information and legal advice through our network of offices in Colombia and in 26 countries. MARIA CLAUDIA LACOUTURE President of Proexport Colombia
  4. 4. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 5 Buenos Aires 6h15m Los Angeles 8h20m Mexico City 4h45m Quito 1h30m Lima 3h00m Santiago de Chile 5h00m Toronto 6h05m Caracas 1h20m São Paulo 5h45m Miami 3h00m New York 5h35m Madrid 9h40m Paris 10h40m Frankfurt 11h15m COLOMBIA: A COMPETITIVE LOCATION WITH EASY ACCESS TO GLOBAL MARKETS There are more than 3,300 maritime export routes sailing from Colombian ports offering regular, direct or connecting service on 30 steamship companies with destinations in 480 ports around the world. More than 165 million tons of export and import products were moved by ocean in 2013. Country Frequency United States 242 Panama 224 Ecuador 76 Peru 68 Mexico 66 Venezuela 33 Spain 32 El Salvador 32 Brazil 28 Chile 22 Dominican Republic 18 Costa Rica 13 Curacao 11 Aruba 9 Cuba 9 Argentina 8 Germany 7 France 7 Bolivia 7 Guatemala 6 Canada 5 Portugal 4 United Kingdom 4 Puerto Rico 4 Total 935 The data includes routes departing from the ports of Barranquilla, Buenaventura, Cartagena, and Santa Marta. Source: Routes and Tariffs – Tools for the Colombian exporter. Processed by Proexport Colombia.
  5. 5. TABLE OF CONTENTS Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Proexport Colombia Investor Services ANDI Chamber of Users of Free Trade Zones FREE TRADE ZONES Andean Region Caribbean Region Western Region Pacific Region SECTORS Agribusiness BPO, Software & IT Services Logistics Automotive Construction Materials Cosmetics and Toiletries Metallurgical Hotel and Tourist Industry Infrastructure Health Care 14 91 8 9 12 15 33 63 73 92 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101
  6. 6. 8 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO The mission of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism is to encourage trade, production of goods, services and technology, as well as the promotion of the country’s regional tourism in order to improve its competitiveness and sustainability, so that it creates a greater added value. This seeks to strengthen the domestic production both locally and internationally, while ensuring adequate free market practices to benefit consumers and tourists, as well as improving the quality of life of Colombians positioning the country at a global stage. The Ministry formulates, adopts, directs, and coordinates the general policies of economic and social development of the country, which are related to competitiveness, integration, and development of the productive sectors of the industry. In addition, it supports the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), international trade of goods, services and technology, the promotion of foreign investment, domestic trade, and tourism. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism comprises several affiliated and related entities such as Proexport, Bancoldex, Artesanias de Colombia (Crafts of Colombia), Industry and Commerce Superintendence, Guild Superintendence, the Board of Accountants, the National Guarantee Fund, the National Institute of Metrology and the Technical Council of Public Accountants. Liber Orden MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM
  7. 7. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 9 PROEXPORT COLOMBIA INVESTOR SERVICES PROEXPORT COLOMBIA is the organization in charge of promoting Colombia as an international tourist destination, attracting direct foreign investment and fostering nontraditional exports. Through our national and international office network, we provide support and comprehensive assistance to national entrepreneurs, through offering services with the aim of facilitating the design and execution of its internationalization strategy, seeking the generation and tracking of business opportunities. We foster international business through the identification of market opportunities, the design of penetration strategies, the internationalization of companies, assistance in the design of action plans, contact between entrepreneurs in sales promotion, investment and international tourism activities; the specialized services offered to foreign entrepreneurs who are interested in acquiring Colombian goods and services or investing in Colombia, and the creation of alliances with private and public, national and international entities, enabling us to broaden the availability of resources in order to support the various corporate initiatives promoted by the organization for the development and improvement of its service portfolio. Our network of sales promotion offices helps us to provide a wide array of services, both for Colombian exporters, international buyers and foreign investors. SERVICES FOR THE INVESTOR ¿WHO ARE WE? Specilied websites. Interntionl seminrs nd events. Informtion Accompniment Lel Guide to Do Business, Free Trde Zones Director, Lel Services Director, news nd nnouncements, newsletters. Promotionl events Medi outrech. APRI’S Coordintion nd development of investment ends. SIFAI Encourin nd fcilittin investment sstem. Support nd follow-up of the stblished investors. Preprtion of tilor-mde informtion.
  8. 8. Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver CANADA UNITED KINGDOM FRANCE SPAIN UNITED STATES San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. New York, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago MEXICO Mexico City, Guadalajara NORTH TRIANGLE (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) COSTA RICA (Panama). ECUADOR PERU CHILE CARIBBEAN Pto. Rico, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago VENEZUELA ARGENTINA BRAZIL PORTUGAL COLOMBIA PROEXPORT IN
  9. 9. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO 11 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY INDONESIA JAPAN SOUTH KOREA CHINA Beijing , Shanghai SPAIN GERMANY RUSSIA TURKEY Poland and Sweden UNITED ARAB EMIRATES INDIA IN THE WORLD
  10. 10. 12 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO ANDI The Chamber of Users of Free Trade Zones belongs to the ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE EMPRESARIOS (National Association of Entrepreneurs). Industrial operators and Free Trade Zone traders can join in, provided they join the ANDI and express their interest in joint activities to seek the harmonious development of the Free Trade Zone regime in Colombia. The members of the Chamber must sign, implement, and disseminate the Declaration of Ethical Principles of ANDI. The Chamber activities are focused on: • Proposing rules and procedures that seek the comprehensive development of Free Trade Zones. • Defending legal stability for companies that comprise the Chamber. • Encouraging ethics and good business practices of the Free Trade Zones. • Conducting surveys about the performance of the regime in the sector. • Issuing periodic statistical reports on the operations of the Free Trade Zones. • Carrying out special committees to review the legal and operational aspects that are important for activities in Free Trade Zones. • Guiding members on the proper implementation of legislation. • Unifying legal perspectives. • Defending access to Free Trade Zone products for countries which have signed international agreements. • Representing and accompanying members of the Chamber or their respective users, with state entities. Additionally, it holds monthly meetings with operational managers to analyze and look for solutions to the various operations carried out in the different regions, and hence, periodically issues a criteria manual. It supports the preparation of business mission agendas from other countries (whether public or private). Coordinates conferences and seminars in other countries to promote the opportunities offered by Free Trade Zones to foreign investors, with agencies that promote Colombia, such as PROEXPORT COLOMBIA. It schedules training programs on different topics and also organizes the National Convention with the participation of domestic and foreign entrepreneurs. CHAMBER OF USERS OF FREE TRADE ZONES
  11. 11. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 13 Atlantic Ocean Venezuela Brazil Peru Ecuador Pacific Ocean 6 7 9 10 12 15 14 11 8 1 2 3 16 4 5 FREE TRADE ZONE / REGIONS Western Region / Free Trade Zone Antioquia Rionegro. Uraba. Zofiva S.A.S. 10 Quindio 11 Eje Cafetero. Risaralda Internacional de Pereira. Andean Region / Free Trade Zone Norte de Santander Cucuta. 1 Santander 2 Santander. Boyaca 3 Agroindustrial GEA. Cundinamarca Intexzona. Metropolitana. Occidente. Tocancipa. Bogota. Zofrandina S.A.S. International FTZ Operator User S.A.S. ( IFOU S.A.S). Pacific Region/ Free Trade Zone Huila Surcolombiana. Cauca Cauca. Parque del Sur. Valle del Cauca Celpa. Pacifico. Palmaseca. Zonamerica. Caribbean Region / Free Trade Zone Atlantico La Cayena. ZOFIA. Barranquilla. Del Rio. 5 6 Bolivar Santelca. Parque Central. Puerta de las Americas. La Candelaria. Zofranca. Dexton. 7 La Guajira Brisa. 8 Magdalena Las Americas. Tayrona. Santa Marta. Palermo. 14 12 13 15 Tolima 4 Zona Franca Industrial y Logística de Ibague. 9 16 Caldas Andina. 13
  12. 12. Infraestructura portuaria. ANDEAN REGION CARIBBEAN REGION WESTERN REGION PACIFIC REGION FREE TRADE ZONES
  13. 13. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 15 ANDEAN REGION Cundinamarca, Boyaca, Santander and Norte de Santander. Characteristics Population (2013, census 2005) Bogota D.C. 7,674,366 Boyaca 1,272,855 Cundinamarca 2,598,245 Norte de Santander 1,332,378 Santander 2,040,932 Source: DANE (National Administrative Department of Statistics). El Cocuy National Natural Park, Boyaca. Inflation Rate by City City 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014* Bogota D.C. 1.88 3.25 3.21 2.43 2.43 2.84 Tunja 2.23 1.93 4.31 2.16 1.53 3.18 Cucuta 4.47 2.42 5.00 2.01 0.03 2.09 Bucaramanga 3.13 3.91 5.76 3.48 2.08 3.40 National Total 2.00 3.17 3.73 2.44 1.94 2.73 *Year-to-Date (Jan-Jul). Source: DANE (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica, [National Administrative Department of Statistics]). Bogota.
  14. 14. 16 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO GDP by Department Department GDP 2012 (US $millions) Per capita GDP 2012 (US $) Share % GDP Bogota D.C. 91,507 12,086 24.7% Boyaca 10,596 8,336 2.9% Cundinamarca 18,977 7,420 5.1% Norte de Santander 5,874 4,447 1.6% Santander 26,848 13,221 7.3% Total GDP 370,098 229,094 Source: DANE. Departmental Accounts. Main Sectors Receiving FDI (2003–2013) Sector Total Proportion for Projects Software and IT Services Sector 16.0% BPO* 12.2% Financial Services 9.4% Telecommunications 9.1% Textiles 6.9% Agro-industry 6.6% *Business Services. Source: FDI Markets. Unemployment Rate by Department Department 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Bogota D.C. 11.5 10.6 9.6 9.5 9.0 Boyaca 9.8 10.1 8.0 7.3 8.9 Cundinamarca 10.6 10.1 9.9 9.4 8.3 Norte de Santander 10.3 11.7 12.2 12.4 13.0 Santander 7.8 8.8 7.6 7.8 7.3 National Total 12.0 11.8 10.8 10.4 9.6 Source: DANE (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica, [National Administrative Department of Statistics]). ANDEAN REGION
  15. 15. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO DIRECTORIO ZONAS FRANCAS 17 Andean Region Cundinamarca, Boyaca, Santander and Norte de Santander. • Access to the main regional markets: With 7.6 million potential consumers, Bogota has the highest urban population in the country. Thanks to the free trade agreements and unilateral preferential customs practices, companies based in Bogota can access a global market worth US $41 billion and 1.4 billion people. • A privileged geographic location: The region is strategically located in the center of the continent and the country, and has excellent air connectivity with numerous direct daily flights to main cities in the United States. • A large and qualified workforce: In Bogota, there are around 115 higher educational institutions, from which close to 96,000 professionals and technicians graduate every year. The city produces the highest proportion of educated technicians and technology workers in Colombia, and has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs with a strong emphasis on engineering and hard sciences. STRENGTHS • Competitive costs: Compared to other main cities in Latin America, Bogota has a competitive cost structure. The city enjoys an excellent cost-benefit ratio thanks to the quality in its human capital and operative environment. • An excellent environment to conduct business: Bogota is ranked as the sixth best city to do business with in Latin America based on the AmericaEconomia 2014 rankings. • Entrepreneurship: Santander has one of the highest business creation rates with its efficient technological infrastructure for competitiveness and a significant number of renowned research centers. • Quality of life: The region has favorable quality of life indicators, with a high per capita income, above-average human development indexes, and urban areas with safety indexes above those of the main cities in Latin America.
  16. 16. 18 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO Agribusiness Fruits, vegetables and their preparations, ingredients for the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries that wish to leverage human capital, and population diversity for research, development, and innovation processes. Oil Goods and Services In recent years, Bogota has increasingly positioned itself as a hub for the oil and gas services industry in South America, due to the oil boom and attractive business environment in Colombia. Of the total number of oil and gas services companies, 89% is concentrated in Bogota and the surrounding region. Automotive Bogota has the largest vehicle fleet in Colombia. In 2013, around 1.8 million cars were in circulation in the city, representing 39% of the country’s fleet of vehicles. 4 of the 7 manufacturing plants located in Colombia are in Bogota, along with more than 100 auto part companies, which generate around 85% of the production of auto parts in the country. BPO – Shared Services Bogota, thanks to a wide range of advantages, has become the ideal destination in South America for providing offshore/nearshore services: contact centers, digital content, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Norte de Santander has the goal of promoting the widespread use of the Internet, via the development and efficient use of infrastructure and the promotion and appropriation of ICT services. A digital ecosystem is being developed (infrastructure, services, applications, and users). Santander is working on strengthening departmental connectivity with improved access and widespread use of information technologies, and strengthening the logistical infrastructure via the use of multimodal transportation. Construction Materials Bogota is the city with the most projects being developed in the country, with more than 30% of the areas under construction nationally concentrated here. The construction of homes and corporate infrastructure (offices, warehouses, and business) are the main segments being developed in the city. Boyaca has the country’s main limestone deposits, which is the main raw material used for cement production. Hotel and Tourism Infrastructure 889,000 foreigners visited Bogota during 2013, 52% of the total number of visitors to the country, with tourism being the main reason for their visit (54%). The city is positioned as an emerging business epicenter for the region, with excellent potential for developing tourist infrastructure projects. Infrastructure Various public and private projects are moving forward in Santander, including the improvement of road infrastructure, the Hidrosogamoso energy project, the Gibraltar Pipeline, the expansion of the Ecopetrol refinery, a Multimodal Port and Logistical Platform in Barrancabermeja, and Free Trade Zones for health care, among others. Considered as part of the development of the Fourth Generation Road Plan is the Western Perimeter of Cundinamarca, which connects Caqueza with the road out to Llano and the road out to Bogota, 164 kms. REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
  17. 17. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 19 INVEST IN BOGOTA Investment Promotion Agency for the Bogota Region Agency WWW.INVESTINBOGOTA.ORG Name: Juan Gabriel Perez Position: Executive Director E-mail: info@investinbogota.org CONTACT INFORMATION Created by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and the Capital District, ranked as the best investment agency in a developing country by the World Bank in 2009. Offering investors specialized services at no cost and with complete confidentiality in each phase of the investment process: exploration, decision, installation, operation and reinvestment. Strong reasons to invest in Bogota: • Economic Strength: With 7.6 million residents and a GDP of US $90.2 billion, Bogota is the center of the domestic economy and has a dynamic market. It has received nearly US $12 billion in investment over the last 10 years. It hosts over 1,500 foreign capital companies. • A favorable Business Environment: The city is one of the most competitive in Latin America and one of the region’s top business centers; international rankings have highlighted Bogota for tax incentives, a pro-investment climate and as a city of the future, among others. • Strategic Location: Bogota has access to an extended market of over 1,450 million inhabitants and US $44 billion. It has the top-ranked airport for handling freight and third-ranked for passenger traffic in Latin America.
  18. 18. 20 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO Agency WWW.INVESTINBOGOTA.ORG • Young, high-quality workforce: Bogota has a vast offering of human resources qualified in various knowledge sectors. Its workforce totals over 4.5 million people; it hosts 47% of Colombian research groups and over 44% of all PhDs in the country. • Quality of life: It is an excellent place to live thanks to its restaurants, international schools, city parks, wetlands, free music in the park festivals, museums, art galleries, theaters, bike paths and bike lanes. • Economic sectors with excellent investment opportunities: A. Life sciences Biotechnology Medical equipment and supplies Pharmaceuticals B. City infrastructure and projects Hospitality and tourism Transportation and logistics infrastructure City projects C. Light manufacturing Processed foods Automotive and transport Cosmetics Chemicals D. Services BPO and shared services Creative industries IT services Business and consulting services Services for the oil and gas industry Clean technologies INVEST IN BOGOTA Investment Promotion Agency for the Bogota Region
  19. 19. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 21 BOGOTA FREE TRADE ZONE BOGOTA, CUNDINAMARCA WWW.ZONAFRANCABOGOTA.COM CALLE 106 N.º 15A-25, BOGOTA, CUNDINAMARCA. CONTACT INFORMATION Name: Diego Gaitan Galindo Position: General Manager E-mail: dgaitan@zonafrancabogota.com Telephone: +57 1 404 6644, ext: 114 Name: Juan Manuel Sanchez Position: Assistant Vertical Business Services Manager E-mail: jsanchez@zonafrancabogota.com Telephone: +57 1 404 6644, ext: 221 Name: Margarita Herrera Position: Assistant Vertical Commercial, Industrial and Logistics Manager E-mail: mherrera@zonafrancabogota.com Telephone: +57 1 404 6644, ext: 166 • 17 years of experience developing and promoting Free Trade Zones in Colombia. • The Bogota Free Trade Zone has 223 companies qualified as users in the park. • User operator of 42 permanent and permanent special Free Trade Zones throughout the country. • In 2013, the Bogota Free Trade Zone recorded over 650,000 foreign trade operations for an estimated value of US $32 million, thereby generating 55% of customs taxes in the country. • To date, approximately 23,700 direct and 37,000 indirect jobs have been created. THE MOST COMPETITIVE BUSINESS CLUSTER IN THE COUNTRY • INDUSTRY AND LOGISTICS CLUSTER The Bogota Free Trade Zone (ZFB) is the epicenter of the most important Colombian industrial and logistics companies. Around 180 companies generating integrated production from various subsectors including logistics and storage, manufacturing and apparel, among BOGOTA FREE TRADE ZONE (ZFB), COLOMBIA’S MOST IMPORTANT SERVICE AND INDUSTRIAL PARK Bogota. others. ZFB offers warehouse spaces designed with top infrastructure and with optimal utilities for efficient operations. • SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER: ZF TOWERS The Bogota Free Trade Zone brings together the most important companies in the BPO / ITO / KPO / SCC sectors, which provide comprehensive solutions based on the operative advantages and the physical infrastructure facilities and technological support that the park provides. ZFB offers “Plug and Play” solutions for Call Centers, Back Office, IT (Software support, implementation and development) and shared services centers. “ZF Towers Services Technology Park is the most modern technological and services park in the country, with environmental infrastructure and smart solutions for every process.” • STRATEGIC LOCATION • Just 15 km from the El Dorado International Airport. • Near the newest hotel area in Bogota. • Close to major entry and exit roadways towards the north and interior of the country. • Easy access to the city’s major road arteries: Avenida 26, Avenida Calle 13, Avenida Boyaca and Avenida Ciudad de Cali. • More than 25 public transportation routes travel through the area, including access to the Transmilenio system and SITP buses. • Adjoining residential areas: qualified workforce available in the nearby area. • SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS FOR USERS • Education through Unifranca, the Free Trade Zone education center, accessibility to agreements with SENA, U. Monserrate, Uniminuto, Uniagustiniana, Uniempresarial, the Ministry of Development and PNUD. • Employment: Use of the employment portal: www. trabajaenzonafrancabogota.com • Facilities: Six financial institutions and ATMs, food court, supermarket, pharmacy, four internal transportation routes and service station. • Health: Medical clinic, ambulance, fire department, recreation areas and gardens. • Spaces: Conference rooms, auditoriums and business centers.
  20. 20. 22 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO SERVICES EXISTING COMPANIES UNIQUE SERVICES • Connectivity: The Bogota Free Trade Zone is the most inter-connected place in the country. We have 14 broadband providers with last-mile access and two underwater cable nodes (Columbus Networks and Global Crossing). • Electricity: Double electricity supply ring at different tension levels (13.8 and 34.5 kVAs). Rates with economy of scale for the entire park due to block purchasing by the user operator. • Ongoing 24/7 Security: Dual-mesh perimeter security, movement sensors, CCTV, continuous lighting, internal security patrol and controlled visitor entry. • PICIZ Web: Integral Information Control Program developed for the Bogota Free Trade Zone to control and register its users’ operations. • Fire detection and protection systems. • Reduced water, sewage and gas costs. • Availability of made to measure properties, operation-ready, turnkey and designed according to need. • Qualification of users and preparation of operations manual. • Trainings for users on the Free Trade Regime and training on operating from a Free Trade Zone. • Assistance in preparing integration certifications. • Assignment of personnel directly trained on project installations according to client needs. • Control of foreign trade operations and inventories in the operational phase according to current legal regulations. • Quick operations: Maximum intake 15 minutes, 40 seconds on scale, 10 minutes total in operation. • DIAN office inside the facilities. • Teledatos Zona Franca S.A. (Teleperformance) • DHL Global Forwarding ZF • Fepco Zona Franca S.A.S. • UPS Colombia Ltda. • Levapan Colombia S.A.S. • Genpact Colombia S.A.S. • Sutherland BPO S.A.S. • Fibertex Corporation • Valmy de Colombia S.A.S. • Terremark Service Group Inc. • Brightstar Colombia S.A.S. • Globalog S.A. • Trading Foods Ltda. • Chalver S.A. ZFB USER OPERATOR SERVICES REAL ESTATE OFFERED Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Warehouse construction ND Warehouses for sale 22,300 Warehouse rental 19,800 Uncovered storage yard rental ND Uncovered storage yard rental ND Offices for sale 2,972 Offices in warehouses for lease 361 Offices for lease ZF Towers 11,600 • Logistics and storage • BPO / ITO / KPO • Manufacturing • Automotive • Apparel • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Construction materials • Agro-industry • Biotechnology and chemicals • Food • Services companies Declared area: 96 hectares. SECTORS WWW.ZONAFRANCABOGOTA.COM BOGOTA FREE TRADE ZONE BOGOTA, CUNDINAMARCA
  21. 21. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 23 METROPOLITANA FREE TRADE ZONE MUNICIPALITY OF COTA, CUNDINAMARCA CONTACT INFORMATION Name: Jorge Eduardo Salamanca Gallo Position: General Manager E-mail: jsalamanca@zfmetropolitana.com Telephone: +57 1 622 6250 The Free Trade Zone closest to Bogota, designed and developed for high value logistics operations. Excellent location for technology companies and services. Because of its proximity to Bogota (just 2.5 km from Bogota and 4.5 km from the Transmilenio terminus station), and the availability of medium and large covered spaces with the latest specifications, it is ideal for operations that need to be close to the largest consumer center, close to the country’s largest roadways (Ruta del Sol, highway to Buenaventura and BTS), and to El Dorado International Airport. Ideal for logistics operations. No tolls to enter or exit Bogota, no restrictions on mobility that are typical of other areas of the city. WWW.ZFMETROPOLITANA.COM Cota, Cundinamarca.
  22. 22. 24 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO ADDITIONAL SERVICES • Web-environment software, interconnected with Colombian authorities. • Inspection area for Colombian customs (DIAN). • Optimum security systems. • Latest technology infrastructure. • Truck scale and PTAR. • Wide driving lanes. • Work yards with international standards. • Manufacturing • Cosmetics • Logistics and storage • Pharmaceuticals • Technology • BPO and call centers Declared area: 235,000 m2. Available area: 70,000 m2. • Free Zone Service • Flor Emprendimiento • CRA • Fudosan • Vera Inversiones SECTORS EXISTING COMPANIES REAL ESTATE AVAILABLE Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale N/A Lots for lease 20,000 Warehouse construction N/A Warehouses for sale 35,000 Warehouses for lease 35,000 Covered storage yard rental N/A Uncovered storage yard rental N/A Offices for sale 11,000 Offices for lease 11,000 WWW.ZFMETROPOLITANA.COM METROPOLITANA FREE TRADE ZONE MUNICIPIO DE COTA, CUNDINAMARCA
  23. 23. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 25 OCCIDENTE FREE TRADE ZONE MOSQUERA, CUNDINAMARCA WWW.ZONAFRANCAOCCIDENTE.COM Name: Alvaro Muñoz Roldan Position: General Manager E-mail: amunoz@zonafrancaoccidente.com Telephone: +57 1 893 33 00, ext. 105 Name: Catalina Velez Arango Position: Commercial Coordinator E-mail: cvelez@zonafrancaoccidente.com Telephone:+57 1 893 33 00, ext. 120 CONTACT INFORMATION Permanent Free Trade Zone; 328,000 m2. Located in Mosquera, Cundinamarca, along Troncal de Occidente Avenue, which connects 19 key hubs for transferring freight domestically. 15 qualified users located within 40,000 m2. Representing the largest industries in the sectors of manufacturing, logistics, automotive, packaging, fiber optics, oil, construction services and paint, among others. These companies create over 300 jobs in the region and operations generating FOB income greater than US $500 million. ADVANTAGES: • Save time and transport costs due to the excellent condition of access roadways and a location just 10 km from Bogota, ideal for merchandise entering the capital and even more strategic for the distribution of products to the exterior. • Located between Siberia, Funza and Fontibon, top industrial locations in the Bogota Metropolitan Area, with direct access routes along two primary roadways: Calle 80 and Calle 13. • Modern infrastructure able to host projects with demanding service requirements. • Outside parking area for freight vehicles, 100 spots. • Competitive pricing for service rates. • Exemption from Industry and Trade, and Property Tax, applicable to the Municipality of Mosquera. • 20 km by land from El Dorado International Airport.
  24. 24. 26 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO WWW.ZONAFRANCAOCCIDENTE.COM • AGP Representaciones Ltda. • Corev Consorcio de Revestimientos S.A.S. • Centak Export S.A.S. • Kenworth de la Montaña S.A. • Impormaster Zona Franca • Dinpro International S.A.S. • Construcciones en Zonas Francas S.A.S. • Inversiones Santa Rosa Zona Franca S.A.S. • Redilog Redes Logisticas S.A.S. • Grupo Constructores Unidos Zonas Francas S.A.S. • Trade Service Group INC. • Cofitel Andino • TNCC S.A.S. • Imtub S.A. • Medirex S.A.S. EXISTING COMPANIES SERVICES • Design and construction of warehouse and office projects. • 10 MVA electricity substation. • Internal natural gas network. • Telecommunications service with three providers and fiber optic. • Potable water aqueduct, rainwater and wastewater sewage system. • Rainwater retention lake with a pump system and wastewater treatment plant. • DIAN (Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales de Colombia, [National Directorate of Taxes and Customs]) on-site and 24-hour customs operations. • Private 24-7 security service, CCTV and double-mesh, electric perimeter fence. • Complimentary weighing services with 100-ton capacity entry and exit scales. • External parking area for 70 freight vehicles with an office for merchandise registry operations. • Provision of training and conference rooms. • Free transport route between ZFO and Bogota. SECTORS • Automotive • Manufacturing • Apparel • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Construction • Agro-industry • Biotechnology • Logistics and storage • Oil • Outsourcing services Declared area: 328,717 m2. Available area: 94,000 m2. REAL ESTATE OFFERED Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale 41,600 Lots for lease N/A Warehouse construction 41,600 Warehouses for sale 54,600 Warehouse rental 54,600 Covered storage yard rental 36,900 Uncovered storage yard rental 42,750 Offices for sale 10,000 Offices for rent 10,000 OCCIDENTE FREE TRADE ZONE MOSQUERA, CUNDINAMARCA
  25. 25. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 27 SANTANDER FREE TRADE ZONE OFFSHORING OUTSOURCING PARK. FLORIDABLANCA, SANTANDER CONTACT INFORMATION WWW.ZONAFRANCASANTANDER.COM Name: Nivea Santarelli Position: General Manager E-mail: nsantarelli@zonafrancasantander.com Telephone: +57 318 712 9432 Name: Dalia Sepulveda Position: Business Director E-mail: dsepulveda@zonafrancasantander.com Telephone: +57 318 716 7771 • The Santander Offshoring Outsourcing Park Free Trade Zone is located in the Santander Department, a geo-strategic center in northeastern Colombia. The region has an inherent market of over 15 million residents and serves as a major artery between the country’s interior and the major ports and industrial centers along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. • Initially established as a Free Trade Zone for the Services Sector, the Santander Offshoring Free Trade Zone Outsourcing Park offers domestic and foreign companies the best solutions and alternatives as a suitable platform for establishing Offshoring Outsourcing operations, providing access to the benefits of the Colombian Free Trade Regime and to Floridablanca, Santander. markets in Colombia, Latin America, Europe, the USA and the rest of the world. • Its operational dynamic is focused on three strategic platforms: • Global services - (BPO, KPO, ITO) • Logistics and distribution • High added-value manufacturing • ITO (Development of Software, Back Office, Data Center) • BPO (Contact/Call Centers, Shared Services) • KPO (Engineering, consulting, robotics) • Innovation and technological development • Logistics and storage • Pharmaceuticals • Manufacturing • Auto parts / Metallurgy • Others Declared area: 294,397.81 m2. Available area: 54,264.03 m2. SECTORS
  26. 26. 28 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO • Arvato Colombia S.A.S. - Multinational member of the German Bertelsmann Group • Construction services at the Santander Free Trade Zone (Grupo MARVAL) • Carvajal Tecnologia y Servicios • Ingenieria Integral Zona Franca S.A.S. (EME Engineering Group) • Free Zone Services S.A.S. (NISSAN Logistics Operator) • Bonanza Proyectos y Negocios • Ecosi S.A.S. • AES Cargo Zona Franca S.A.S. • AMV Zona Franca S.A.S. • EL Gualilo Free Zone EXISTING COMPANIES REAL ESTATE OFFERED Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale Lots from 2,200 m2 to 12,000 m2 Lot rental Lots from 2,200 m2 and up Warehouse construction Lots from 2,200 m2 Warehouses for sale Warehouses from 650 m2 and up Warehouse rental Warehouses from 650 m2 and up Covered storage yard rental N/A Uncovered storage yard rental Yards from 2,000 m2 Offices for sale Offices from 44 m2 Offices for rent Up to full floors of 840 m2 Business center Turnkey offices from 5 m2 up to 38 m2 SERVICES The Santander Offshoring Outsourcing Park Free Trade Zone offers all of the facilities and tools that are key for successful operations: • Competitive technological and physical infrastructure: spaces that support all types of operations, high design and functionality standards, support technology and world-class connectivity. • Spaces for creating and transfering knowledge: On-site technical, technological and higher education institutions. Auditoriums, areas for meetings, events and training. • Strategic location within the Bucaramanga metropolitan area: Quick and easy human resources mobility, thanks to the mass transportation route service system. • Services to support the scalability of your operations: Business support network, flexible and trusted operational team on-site and environmental consulting, access to job opportunities (Your Employment at ZFS), which support the scalability of your operations. • Flexible real estate offerings: More than one real estate solution designed and constructed to satisfy different needs (offices, lots, warehouses and business center). • Tax, customs and foreign trade incentives: Single income tax rate of 15%. Exemption from CREE equity tax. Exemption from industry and commerce tax on sales. Exemption from VAT and tariff on foreign goods, equipment and products. Exemption from VAT for goods, products and equipment purchased in national customs territory. Access to free trade agreements signed by Colombia, among others. With an optimal infrastructure, pertinent supporting institutions, an environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, in a region recognized as one of the top 100 most attractive cities in the world for outsourcing investment (Tholons Consulting), the Santander Free Trade Zone is the best choice for world-class companies interested in localizing their offshoring outsourcing operations. WWW.ZONAFRANCASANTANDER.COM SANTANDER FREE TRADE ZONE OFFSHORING OUTSOURCING PARK. FLORIDABLANCA, SANTANDER
  27. 27. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 29 Invest in Santander is the Santander Investment Promotion Firm created by the region’s public and private sector, represented by the Government of Santander, the Mayor’s Office of Bucaramanga, the Bucaramanga Chamber of Commerce, the Santander Free Trade Zone and ANDI. Our primary objective is to attract foreign investment that supports consolidation of highly productive and competitive sectors for regional development. At Invest in Santander, we offer free assistance in the process of localizing any foreign company that is interested in making Santander the destination for its investment. • Santander is the fourth largest economy in the country and the top center for development in northeastern Colombia. Its per capita GDP amounts to approximately US $12,000 - double the national average. • Bucaramanga has the best revenue distribution in the country, making it the most equitable economy nationally, with the lowest poverty rates and one of the lowest unemployment rates. Name: Cesar Andres Hernandez Gonzalez Position: Executive Director E-mail: cesar.hernandez@investinsantander.co Telephone: +57 7 6527000, ext: 260 CONTACT INFORMATION WWW.INVESTINSANTANDER.CO INVEST IN SANTANDER BUCARAMANGA, SANTANDER Agency
  28. 28. 30 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO INVEST IN SANTANDER BUCARAMANGA, SANTANDER Agency • The Bucaramanga metropolitan area has 17 universities with over 100,000 students. Each year 12,000 professionals and 2,000 technicians and technologists graduate, most with degrees in engineering, life sciences and administrative sciences. • Barrancabermeja is the oil capital of Colombia and the primary port along the Magdalena River. The largest refinery in the country is located here and is one of the country’s epicenters of financial and industrial development. • Bucaramanga is ranked 77th on Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations 2014 and Santander is ranked 10th on Business Friendless [sic: Friendliness] and FDI Strategy on the Ranking South American States of the Future 2014/15 from FDI Magazine. SERVICES WWW.INVESTINSANTANDER.CO • Oil sector goods and services • Life sciences (health, pharma, medical equipment and devices) • Global services - BPO, KPO, ITO • Information Technology - IT • Metallurgy • Engineering and construction • Agro-industry
  29. 29. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 31 FREE TRADE ZONE OF TOCANCIPA, S.A. TOCANCIPA, CUNDINAMARCA WWW.ZONAFRANCATOCANCIPA.COM Tocancipa, Cundinamarca. CONTACT INFORMATION Name: Leonilde Arredondo Londoño Position: General Manager E-mail: leonilde.arredondo@zonafrancatocancipa.com Telephone: +57 1 312 0854 Cell phone: +57 311 764 8260 Name: Andres Avila Rojas Position: Business Manager E-mail: aavila@zonafrancatocancipa.com. Telephone: +57 1 312 0854 Cell phone: +57 320 344 9210 LOCATION Zona Franca de Tocancipa (FRANCA) has a strategic location that offers the conditions required for improving its competitiveness globally. FRANCA is your opportunity to connect with the world. Located on a high mobility roadway corridor 35 km from Bogota and 45 minutes from the El Dorado international cargo and passenger airport. INFRASTRUCTURE The Tocancipa Free Trade Zone was built in accordance with the highest international standards, allowing industries with low, medium and high environmental impact to operate under the best conditions and within a sustainable environment. ROADWAYS • Roads for heavy-duty traffic with 10-meter wide surfaces and large lanes with green areas and bike routes. • Large parking areas. SECURITY SYSTEMS • Comprehensive and centralized 24/7 security system. • Double-mesh electric perimeter fence with zone-specific intrusion sensors. • Perimeter video cameras and controlled vehicle and pedestrian entry. NETWORK OF SERVICES • Six-inch high-pressure PVC internal hydraulic networks. • Wastewater treatment plant. • Rain water collection systems and overflow lakes. • Double overhead electricity network of 11,400 volts and 34,500 volts, electricity available according to the needs of your business. • Internal access for gas distribution. • Telephone network with all services, provided by ETB and ducts available for other operators. • Fiber optic internet connection. • Fire protection network built in accordance with NFPA codes. OTHER BENEFITS • Partial tax exemption from Municipal Industry and Business Tax for five years. • Three Data Centers are operated from the interior of the complex and are able to provide services for your company.
  30. 30. 32 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO • Automotive • Manufacturing • Apparel • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Construction materials • Logistics and storage • Agro-industry • Biotechnology • Agro-industry, food/beverage, chemicals, metallurgical, plastics, wood and glass Declared area: 387,697 m2. Available area: 130,000 m2. SECTORS SERVICES Services for Free Trade Zone user operators • Entry and exit control for Free Trade Zone user operators. • Qualification of users of goods, users of services and business users. • On-line inventory system for controlling operations in the Free Trade Zone. • Scales for truck entry and exit. • National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) offices. • Administrative offices. Other Services • Businesses, restaurants and cafeterias. • Health care center. • Conference and training rooms. • On-site banking institutions. REAL ESTATE OFFERED Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Type of real estate area available m2) Lots for sale 130,000 Lot rental 70,000 Warehouse construction 150,000 according to client specifications Warehouses for sale 150,000 Warehouse rental 150,000 Covered storage yard rental 50,000 Uncovered storage yard rental 50,000 Offices for sale 30,000 Offices for rent 30,000 Sites for sale N/A • DataCenter BT LATAM (United Kingdom): TIER - 4. • DataCenter TV AZTECA (Mexico): office operating as Cross Connection co-location, providing information technology networks and services. • MANTOS ANDINOS S.A.S. (Venezuela): preparation of waterproof, laminated and drainage asphalt-based products, design services for asphalt-based products. • QUIMEXCOL ZONA FRANCA S.A.S. manufacturing of chemical products for water treatment in various applications and providing packaging, packing services and lab analysis. Company undergoing qualification process. • CERVECERIA BBC DE LA SABANA S.A.S., beer manufacturing and production. • A ALPE LOGISTICA S.A.S., manufacturing filters for stationary and industrial equipment and heavy-duty mobile equipment. EXISTING COMPANIES WWW.ZONAFRANCATOCANCIPA.COM FREE TRADE ZONE OF TOCANCIPA S.A. TOCANCIPA, CUNDINAMARCA
  31. 31. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 33 CARIBBEAN REGION Characteristics Population (2013, census 2005) Atlantico 2,402,910 Bolivar 2,049,109 Magdalena 1,235,532 Source: DANE (National Administrative Department of Statistics). Atlantico, Bolivar, Magdalena and La Guajira. Tayrona National Natural Park. Cartagena de Indias. Inflation Rate by City City 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014* Barranquilla 1.80 3.38 4.58 3.02 1.54 2.99 Cartagena 2.03 3.23 4.17 2.98 1.57 3.00 Santa Marta 1.69 3.32 3.90 2.32 1.61 2.65 Riohacha 0.98 3.79 2.55 2.06 3.70 3.01 National Total 2.00 3.17 3.73 2.44 1.94 2.73 *Year-to-Date (Jan-Jul). Source: DANE (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica, [National Administrative Department of Statistics]).
  32. 32. 34 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO CARIBBEAN REGION GDP by Department Department GDP 2012 (US $millions) Per capita GDP 2012 (US $) Share % GDP Atlantico 13,948 5,876 3.8% Bolivar 14,793 7,303 4.0% Magdalena 4,755 3,885 1.3% La Guajira 4,447 5,085 1.2% Total GDP 370,098 229,094 Source: DANE - Departmental Accounts. Main Sectors Receiving FDI (2003-2013) Sector Total Proportion for Projects BPO* 10.9% Coal, Oil, and Gas 8.4% Consumer Products 7.6% Transportation 7.6% Industrial Equipment 6.7% Chemicals 5.9% Software and IT Services 5.0% Metallurgical Industry 5.0% *Business Services. Source: FDI Markets. Unemployment Rate by Department Department 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Atlantico 10.4 9.6 8.1 8.0 7.5 Bolivar 10.1 8.2 7.7 7.6 7.3 Magdalena 9.8 8.3 9.8 7.8 7.9 La Guajira 10.0 9.1 8.6 8.5 7.1 National Total 12.0 11.8 10.8 10.4 9.6 Source: DANE (Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica, [National Administrative Department of Statistics]).
  33. 33. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO DIRECTORIO ZONAS FRANCAS 35 Caribbean Region Atlantico, Bolivar, Magdalena and La Guajira. • Strategic location: Thanks to its location in the Caribbean, just two hours away from the U.S. and one hour from Panama, this is one Latin America’s gateways, making it possible to connect with markets from the five continents. • Port infrastructure: This region has air, maritime, and fluvial ports to freight all kinds of products through different connecting routes with access towards the rest of the country and the world. STRENGTHS • Human resources: Renowned institutes providing technical and specialized education programs to prepare qualified professionals. • Public services: Private companies provide a full array of reliable public services at competitive prices. • Quality of life: Cities like Cartagena and Barranquilla are known for their high-quality health services, diverse education options, social clubs, restaurants, outdoor activities, and their proximity to tourism sites in the country.
  34. 34. 36 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO Hotel and Tourism Infrastructure Tourism is one of the sectors with the most growth in the region, particularly due to beach and historic site destinations. The top destinations in the Atlantic include Barranquilla, Puerto Colombia, Lago del Cisne, Bocas de Ceniza, Tubara, Castillo de Salgar, Puente Pumarejo, and the Usiacuri hot springs, which provide high tourism potential. The Tourism Diversity Project in the department of Magdalena aims to increase and diversify the tourism attractions offered to both domestic and foreign consumers to consolidate tourism globalization in the Santa Marta District. Agribusiness The region enjoys great farming potential thanks to its abundant and productive soils and the wide availability of water resources. Also, Bolivar is one of the most important tourist destinations in Colombia. Agricultural activities in this department focus on the following products: yuca, sorghum, yam, soy, and traditional corn. The farming investments in the department of Magdalena include sectors like fruit and vegetable production, plant/biofuel oils and fats, meat and milk cattle raising, aquaculture, marine, and sport fishing, forestry (wood, special coffee, cocoa and its derivatives.) Automotive Atlantico presents opportunities in the department of bus, truck, and light vehicle assembly. As for the auto part sector, this department has approximately 20 institutes providing technical and specialized education programs to prepare qualified professionals. The port of Barranquilla is the number one steel location of Colombia, managing 40% of the total traffic. BPO Contact Barranquilla is a project led by the District’s City Hall and supported by the Chamber of Commerce and conducted by the Aliarse foundation. It is designed to foster specific English language skills so that graduate and undergraduate students from public schools can work as bilingual Call Center representatives (ProBarranquilla 2012). Infrastructure Thanks to its ideal strategic location to conduct international trade with the east coasts of the U.S. and Canada and the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Rim and Europe, the department of Magdalena has the means to develop a sound logistics position and deal with the increasing import and export cargo operations. By streamlining and diversifying its infrastructure and transportation and logistics services, this department will increase Colombia’s export products towards international markets. The Guajira Puerto Brisa and multifunctional Free Trade Zone is a project that will be carried out in the municipality of Dibulla. This project will help transport oil, coal, carbon coke, and other minerals. REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
  35. 35. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 37 PRO BARRANQUILLA Agency BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO WWW.PROBARRANQUILLA.ORG ProBarranquilla As the promotional agency for Barranquilla and the Atlantico Department, we are always seeking new opportunities for growth and progress for the region. Our primary goal is to advise investors so they will come to our city and take advantage of all benefits and perks that the top port city in Colombia has to offer. With the objective of attracting investment and development in Atlantico, ProBarranquilla offers confidential, no-cost services for investors. From the moment that investors begin to consider the department, the agency offers support including information and analysis on legal matters, markets, costs, availability of human resources, infrastructure and other elements relevant to the investor’s business. ProBarranquilla also provides consulting for new companies as they enter domestic and regional networks in the sector, offering networking with local business leaders and to build alliances with universities and other top institutions. The agency also provides information on logistical issues and on recruitment of personnel. In this way, it is able to continuously support and advise new companies on proper operation and development in the city. Goals achieved Every day, Barranquilla and the Atlantico Department are positioned worldwide as strategic locations for establishing new companies and for creating distribution centers that reach the continent. This is due to characteristics that have made the department a strategic location for successful business initiatives, including its multi-purpose port terminals, the airport’s passenger and freight capacity, roadway infrastructure that connects it with the country’s major cities and the excellent opportunities of the Free Trade Zones. As an example of the boom that is occurring with investment in Barranquilla and the Atlantico, in the last 10 years, with the help from ProBarranquilla, the region has achieved 621 investment projects, 19 of which have been mergers and acquisitions, 235 have been expansion projects and 392 have been new company projects, which represent a total amount of over 3,096 billion investment dollars in the region and the creation of 25,100 direct jobs. Name: Ana Maria Badel Position: Executive Director E-mail: ana.badel@probarranquilla.org Telephone: +57 5 3561435 web: www.probarranquilla.org Museo del Caribe, Barranquilla. CONTACT INFORMATION
  36. 36. 38 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO PRO BARRANQUILLA Agency BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO WWW.PROBARRANQUILLA.ORG These investments primarily originated from Colombia (70%), the United States (13%), Venezuela (6%), France (4%), Spain (3%) and Chile (2%), among others. The economic sectors most represented in the investments in the department are Logistics, Distribution and Transportation, 17%; BPOIT, 15%; Commercial, 15%; Metallurgy, 12%; Food and Beverage and Construction Materials, 11%. Ten reasons to invest in Barranquilla and the Atlantico Department 1. Strategic location It is the gateway to Latin America. With a strategic location in the Caribbean, just two and a half hours from the United States and one hour from Panama, it is able to connect with markets in five continents. 2. Port infrastructure Its multimodal status and the connection of two key waterways in the country (Magdalena River and the Atlantic Ocean), it is the most important port city in the Colombian Caribbean. It is the only terminal in Colombia that offers the ability to transport all types of freight because of its 15 maritime ports, allowing Barranquilla to be the largest connectivity platform for business exchange. 3. Utilities Private sector companies provide trustworthy service in supplying all utilities that a company could need in its operations at competitive prices. 4. Human resources There are over 27 higher education institutions for technical, professional and specialized training, providing a qualified workforce that can adapt to the needs of the companies located in the region. 5. Incentives There are tax and non-tax incentives available for new companies located in Barranquilla, with exemptions for up to 10 years on industry and trade tax. 6. Economic centers There is a wide range of offices, shopping centers and over 400 hectares of industrial parks, including three Free Trade Zones that offer technology training and facilities at very good prices. 7. Qualify of life Barranquilla is recognized for the quality of its health services, diversity in its educational choices with bilingual schools, social clubs for all types of water and sports activities, Colombian and international restaurants, its proximity to top tourist attractions in the country, and so much more. 8. New era of public management Today, Barranquilla is listed by the World Bank as a top city in public administration, with an ongoing commitment to the development of infrastructure projects and urban renovation works that make it a dynamic and increasing competitive city. In recent years, the District and Department Governments have budgeted over US $2 billion for investment in the city. 9. Our commitment More than 110 private sector businesses in the city and the economic business associations have supported ProBarranquilla’s work in promoting and attracting investments by supporting potential investors confidentially and at no cost. 10. Colombia on the move Colombia is in the midst of a strong commitment to internationalizing its economy, reflected by the 16 signed Free Trade Agreements, commercial agreements with 64 countries and a 206% increase in direct foreign investments from 2011 to 2013.
  37. 37. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 39 CONTACT INFORMATION Name: Maria Camila Salas Position: Director E-mail: mcsalas@investincartagena.com Telephone: +57 5 6655861 Cell: +57 313 291 3300 Twitter: @investincartagena Web: www.investincartagena.com INVEST IN CARTAGENA is the Cartagena and Bolivar Investment Firm created with support from the Cartagena Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s Office of Cartagena, the Government of Bolivar and ANDI (Bolivar Region), whose objective is to attract foreign and domestic investment by developing strategies to position Cartagena and Bolivar as a magnet for potential investors. Services offered at no cost and with complete confidentiality, facilitating the opening of your business and expansion projects. According to the Baseline Investment report for the city of Cartagena de Indias performed by the Cartagena Chamber of Commerce, business investment in the city totaled over 4 billion Colombian pesos in 2012, which awarded the Bolivar Department a place on the Ranking South American States of the Future 2014/15 issued by FDI (Foreign Direct Investment). It held second position in Colombia and seventh in the region as one of the top developers with best strategies to attract investors. INVEST IN CARTAGENA Bolivar Investment Firm CARTAGENA, BOLIVAR Cartagena de Indias. Reasons to invest in Cartagena and Bolivar: • The biodiversity of the extensive territory of the Bolivar Department is conducive to agricultural production and integrated production. • In 2013, the Bolivar Department was ranked as the second top exporter in Colombia, with 28.5% in exports, making it number one in the Caribbean region. Customs in Cartagena is number one in Colombia with 59.5% of the country’s total FOB value. • Cartagena has a strategic location along the Caribbean, just a two-hour flight away from Florida and a one-hour flight from Panama. With fluid maritime and fluvial connectivity, just three days by ship from the coast of Florida and five days by ship from the eastern coast of the United States. • Cartagena is the primary platform for foreign trade in Colombia, allowing preferential access to over 1.5 billion consumers via its ports and airport, through commercial agreements with 48 countries. • We offer a safe, large, calm, deep bay. There are no problems with tides, currents or hurricanes; a depth up to 18 m is ideal for port development. • Top tourism destination in Colombia for leisure and corporate travelers. Ranked 14th in America on the ICCA Ranking and 56th in the world. We offer a world-class hotel infrastructure that has attracted international chains including the Iberostar Group, Viceroy - Obra PIA Group, Hilton, Radisson, Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Hampton and more. An increase in infrastructure is expected in upcoming years. In just the first quarter of 2014, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, records showed a total of 72,280 m2 in area approved for hotel construction. WWW.INVESTINCARTAGENA.COM Strategic Hub in Latin America and the Caribbean
  38. 38. 40 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO Rank Port Country Volume (Million TEUS) 1 Los Angeles USA 7.9 2 Long Beach USA 6.1 3 New York USA 5.5 4 Colon Panama 3.4 5 Balboa Panama 3.3 6 Santos Brazil 3.0 7 Savannah USA 2.9 8 Oakland USA 2.4 9 Cartagena Colombia 2.2 10 Seattle USA 2.0 SERVICES In the exploration phase: • General and sector information (custom made). • Schedules for institutional and commercial contacts. • Meetings with public and university officials - Public and private networking. • Assistance in site location. • Information about lot costs, public utilities by zone, sites, etc. In the installation phase: • Consultation on starting a company. • Support with paperwork and regulations for initiating a project. • Networking with potential customers and suppliers. Aftercare (established investor): • Monitoring, assistance and representation with local and regional governments. • Productive supply chains. • Assistance with recruitment and selection of human resources. • Agro-industry • Manufacturing • Construction materials • Logistics and storage • Petrochemical • Plastics • Tourism • Metallurgical SECTORS • The city has worked with over 140 direct foreign investment projects. Installation and expansion projects have been completed in different sectors, with the most significant companies being: Grupo Phoenix Packaging [sic: Packaging] Caribe S.A.S., Grupo Viceroy - OBRA PIA, Jason Industrial Inc., Mexichem, Tenaris, Puerto Bahía, Argos - Expansion Project, Auteco y Cemex. EXISTING COMPANIES • Cartagena also offers fluvial transportation by the Magdalena River, which connects to the rest of the country through the Dique Canal. Our industrial zone has an excellent infrastructure of logistical ports, making it one of the most competitive investment destinations in the Colombian Caribbean. We also have the most efficient port in the country, awarded by the Caribbean Shipping Association for six consecutive years. • The city’s port handled 71.53% of the country’s container freight in 2013, and manages 60% of the freight between Colombia and the USA. We have also been the largest hub worldwide for Hamburg Sud since 2010, and the largest hub in the Americas for Hapag Lloyd since 2013, among others. We have four Free Trade Zones, four public port terminals, over 40 private terminals and numerous private parks, which make Cartagena very attractive for any investment. We also offer total coverage with public utilities throughout the entire area. • We have the second largest oil refinery in the country. Currently in its final expansion and modernization phase, it will double its current capacity with a total investment of US $6.4 million. The expanded and updated refinery will be the most modern refinery in Latin America and will begin operation in the second quarter of 2015. This project is the largest currently being developed in Colombia. With it, the city now has 5,271 people who have been trained and certified under international NCCER regulations in 16 specific disciplines, including electrical topography, insulation, storage and scaffolding, among others. Cartagena: the ninth most active port in the Americas INVEST IN CARTAGENA CARTAGENA, BOLIVAR WWW.INVESTINCARTAGENA.COM Source: SPRC and Contecar. Bolivar Investment Firm
  39. 39. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 41 BARRANQUILLA FREE TRADE ZONE BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO Barranquilla, Atlantico. Name: Levis Racedo Wilches E-mail: lracedo@zonafrancabarranquilla.com Name: Giovanna Lomanto Alvarez E-mail: glomanto@zonafrancabarranquilla.com Name: Stephanie Marriaga Jambooz E-mail: smarriaga@zonafrancabarranquilla.com Telephone: PBX: CONTACT INFORMATION Operated by Zona Franca Barranquilla S.A., U.O.Z.F. has an integrated management system certified under ISO 9001 version 2008 standards and BASC version 2012. A pioneer in Colombia’s Free Trade Regime, Z.F. (Zona Franca, [Free Trade Zone]) de Barranquilla strives toward the consolidation of an integrated foreign trade platform that allows for implementation of large-scale industrial projects, commercial exchange between the largest markets in the world, domestic and international logistics development, merchandise transport by sea and river through an internal port and providing services to different economic sectors. This framework provides domestic and international entrepreneurs and investors with a broad and complete offering of products and services designed to facilitate production and worldwide trade, based out of one of the most important strategic hubs in the hemisphere. Because of its profitability, industrial and commercial projection and its inherent economic and social development, the products and services offered by Zona Franca de Barranquilla S.A. are the best investment option available. We invite you to become part of our success. www.zonafrancabarranquilla.com +57 5 3301430 +57 5 3448299 +57 5 3448288 +57 5 3448442 Cell. +57 3008157008-3002567584-3008910748
  40. 40. 42 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO SERVICES • Audio equipment rental (events). • 24-hour service, 7 days a week. • Lots and warehouses available under a lease modality. • Administration of Free Trade Regime. • Logistics platform for implementing business under Free Trade Regime. • Interconnection access with the Port of Barranquilla. • Free trade maritime and river port. • Social responsibility through the Free Trade Zone Foundation of Barranquilla. • Specialized software for e-Free Trade foreign trade operations. SECTORS • Automotive • Agro-industry • Food • Beverages/Liquor • Apparel • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Energy • Hydrocarbons/Chemicals/Agro-chemicals • Logistics and storage • Wood • Manufacturing • Construction materials • Metallurgy • Plastics Declared area: 1,000,000 m2. Available area: 73,481.63 m2. REAL ESTATE OFFERED Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale N/A Lots for lease 54,681.60 Warehouse construction N/A Warehouses for sale N/A Warehouse rental 18,800.03 Covered storage yard rental N/A Offices for sale N/A Offices for rent Subject to availability • Atunes y Enlatados del Caribe “Atunec S.A.” • Barranquilla Industrial de Confecciones S.A. • Boating International Sucursal Colombia S.A. • Comdistral S.A. • Compañia Envasadora del Atlantico Ltda. • Laboratorios Rety de Colombia S.A.”Retycol S.A.” • Mademeco S.A. • Plataforma Petrolera del Rio Magdalena “Petromag S.A.S.” • Proficol Andina B.V. • Shell Colombia S.A. EXISTING COMPANIES www.zonafrancabarranquilla.com BARRANQUILLA FREE TRADE ZONE BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO
  41. 41. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 43 BRISA FREE TRADE ZONE S.A. MUNICIPALITY OF DIBULLA, LA GUAJIRA WWW.ZOFRABRISA.COM INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX The Brisa Free Trade Zone, approved by Resolution No. 7613 of August 5, 2010 by the National Directorate of Taxes and Customs, is an industrial complex with an area of 355 hectares, located in the municipality of Dibulla, La Guajira Department, with an adjacent multipurpose deep water port with public utilities and with the infrastructure required for the operation of industrial, services and logistics activities. Name: Victor Covo Mendez Position: General Manager E-mail: vcovo@zofrabrisa.com Telephone: +57 1 6218429 Name: Vivian Soto Cely Position: Assistant E-mail: info@zofrabrisa.com Telephone: +57 1 622 2327 / +57 310 269 6542 CONTACT INFORMATION Dibulla, Guajira. LOCATION Located in the municipality of Dibulla, department of La Guajira, on the country’s northern coast. Located on the Caribbean highway, 94 km east of Santa Marta and 74 km west of Riohacha. La Guajira, which is a border zone department and special customs zone, has a strategic location in the north of South America and in the extreme northeast of Colombia (Atlantic Coast). SECTORS • Agro-industry • Manufacturing • Construction materials • Logistics and storage • Petrochemical • Hydrocarbons • Mining • Iron and steel • Offshore industries Declared area: 3,545,388 m2. Available area: 3,251,300 m2.
  42. 42. 44 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE • Large lot areas are available measuring between 17 and 23 hectares. They make an excellent platform for those industries in the mining, oil, steel and metallurgical, energy, logistics and trade industries, among others. • Access to Puerto Brisa; a multipurpose deep-water port neighboring the free zone. • Utility network that is capable of servicing 5,000 people as well as managing domestic and industrial solid waste. • Administrative services, maintenance of common areas, parking areas, commercial and service plazas. • High standards of safety and security (BASC rules and standards - Business Alliance for Secure Commerce). • Fortified perimeter fence. • Access road (2.3 km), a two-lane roundabout and double lane roads. • 6 roads enabled for freight vehicle access (three entering, three exiting) and four service scales. • Two parking lots, one prior to admission for load registration measuring 7,692 m2 and an additional one measuring 10,000 m2 used for loading and transit customs inspection. • There will be an area for logistic activities related to the Free Trade Zone, which will link road and rail transportation to the port. • Highly qualified and professional on-site personnel to manage and resolve issues related to the Free Trade Zone providing just the service and support that our customers need. • Advice and assistance in getting environmental permits and licenses for those industrial activities that require them. • Alcomex ZF Brisa S.A.S. • Operador Logistico Tayrona S.A.S. • Pro Zofra Brisa S.A.S. • Others in negotiation process EXISTING COMPANIES Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale 3,251,300 Lot rental 3,251,300 Warehouse construction Area to be defined (1) Warehouses for sale Area to be defined (1) Warehouse rental Area to be defined (1) Covered storage yard rental Area to be defined (1) Uncovered storage yard rental Area to be defined (1) Offices for sale Area to be defined (1) Offices for rent Area to be defined (1) Tank-Farm Area to be defined (1) Note 1: according to individual needs of each client. REAL ESTATE OFFERED WWW.ZOFRABRISA.COM BRISA FREE TRADE ZONE S.A. MUNICIPALITY OF DIBULLA, LA GUAJIRA
  43. 43. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 45 LA CAYENA FREE TRADE ZONE KM 8 VIA BARRANQUILLA, TUBARA-BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO WWW.ZOFRACAR.COM Name: Felipe Arroyo Douat Position: General Manager E-mail: felipe.arroyo@zofracar.com Telephone: +57 318 800 7656 Name: Johanna Bernal Position: Commercial Coordinator E-mail: comercial@zofracar.com Telephone: +57 318 7117388 CONTACT INFORMATION Tubara, Barranquilla. Characteristics and advantages of the Free Trade Zone We are the answer to the new challenges put forth by today’s world. Partnering with La Cayena will allow your business to flourish by being in the Free Trade Zone that features top urban and architectural specifications, managed by a highly qualified human resources team that will support you continuously during your operations. The La Cayena Free Trade Zone is located in Barranquilla, America’s Golden Gate. Due to its excellent location, this city is the bridge between Colombia, the Caribbean and the world. The La Cayena Free Trade Zone is part of a vast commercial ecosystem. We form a fundamental part of what the city offers logistically as we are a Free Trade Zone prepared for your operations to begin immediately and we can adapt to the needs of your business. The La Cayena Free Trade Zone is the new axis of industrial development in the city and provides you with access to the port along with air and ground transportation, making your operations more efficient. We offer industrial expertise; Barranquilla is the most industrialized city in the Caribbean region of Colombia. We were born from industry and our core is truly dedicated to it.
  44. 44. 46 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO SERVICES SECTORS • Automotive • Manufacturing • Apparel • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Construction materials • Logistics and storage • Agro-industry • Biotechnology Declared area: 1,483,564 m2. Available area: 500,000 m2. • The La Cayena Free Trade Zone features the following, which represent the best of the environment we offer: • The Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, which serves Barranquilla. Considered to be the airport with the top infrastructure on the coast and second in the country in terms of international cargo transport. • Barranquilla is called the city that is “five times a port,” because it has infrastructure for land, maritime, river, air and telecommunications. • Easy access to urban areas, 10 minutes from Barranquilla, 30 minutes from the airport and the port area. • There are continuous public transportation services to the Free Trade Zone, operated by three different companies. • Barranquilla offers the second most economical labor force in the country, highly qualified, enterprising, hard-working, tenacious and with a strong work ethic. • Easy access to the city’s universities. • In an area of the Caribbean with the least amount of seismic activity and also located outside of the hurricane corridor. Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale 500,000 Lot rental 100,000 Warehouse construction 500,000 Warehouses for sale N/A Warehouse rental 21,000 Covered storage yard rental N/A Uncovered storage yard rental 100,000 Offices for sale N/A Offices for rent 1,000 REAL ESTATE OFFERED WWW.ZOFRACAR.COM LA CAYENA FREE TRADE ZONE KM 8 VIA BARRANQUILLA, TUBARA-BARRANQUILLA, ATLANTICO
  45. 45. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 47 LAS AMERICAS FREE TRADE ZONE S.A.S. SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA Name: Julio Gonzalez Acosta Position: General Manager E-mail: jgonzalez@zonafrancalasamericas.com Telephone: +57 316 526 1991 Name: Hernan Rodriguez de Lima Position: Business Manager E-mail: hrodriguez@zonafrancalasamericas.com Telephone: 310 839 7611 Telephone: +57 5 4328125 - 4328120 Ext.: 8000, 8001 CONTACT INFORMATION Santa Marta, Magdalena. The Las Americas Free Trade Zone (ZFA) is a project that seeks to promote and develop an agro-industrial cluster of goods and services aimed at the national and foreign markets, committed to finding self-sustainable alternatives, promoting production technology development by applying co-generation processes based on natural gas combustion, establishing environmental policy and social development as fundamental parts of its mission, vision and business principles. Our industrial and administrative infrastructures fuse with the tropical dry forest landscape and cutting-edge technological development. ZFA is strategically located at km 16 on the alternate route to the Ruta del Sol II port with excellent access points: South of the city of Santa Marta, 7 km from the port terminal, 17 km from the Simón Bolívar Airport and to the center of the country by Ruta del Sol II. With a total area of 315,000 m, plus an expansion of 80,000 m2, our infrastructure offers public utilities, sites for businesses, qualified human resources and strategic partners. We offer logistics services, industrial steam, scale, solid waste collection, closed circuit television and perimeter security. WWW.ZFA.COM.CO
  46. 46. 48 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO • Caribbean Eco Soaps S.A.S. • Atlantic Steam Energy S.A.S. • Construfranca S.A.S. • Fast Terminal Santa Marta S.A.S. • Caribbean Associated Free Zone S.A.S. • Trading Services S.A.S. • Free Zone Services S.A.S. • Operador Logistico Tayrona S.A.S. EXISTING COMPANIES SERVICES • 24-hour foreign trade operations. • General cargo warehouse storage. • Automotive sector recruiting service. • 24-hour security and monitoring. • Logistics services for loading and unloading of merchandise. • Merchandise transportation to and from the port. • Asphalt storage yards, automotive sector. • Consulting services for Free Trade Zone operations. • Tradebox System. Our own inventory system for foreign trade operations. • Online security camera monitoring. • Strategic logistics sector alliances. • 80,000 m2 expansion area. • Self-generating electricity service. SECTORS • Automotive • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Agro-industry • Oil • Energy • Logistics and storage • Others Declared area: 315,000 m2. Available area: 200,000 m2. Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale N/A Lot rental 200,000 m2 Warehouses construction availability 20,000 m2 Warehouses for sale N/A Warehouse rental By client request Covered storage yard rental By client request Offices for sale N/A Offices for rent Availability 300 m2 REAL ESTATE OFFERED WWW.ZFA.COM.CO LAS AMERICAS FREE TRADE ZONE S.A.S. SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA
  47. 47. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 49 PALERMO FREE TRADE ZONE MUNICIPALITY OF PALERMO, MAGDALENA WWW.ZONAFRANCAPALERMO.COM Sitio Nuevo, Magdalena. Name: Leonardo Sicard Abad Position: General Manager E-mail: lsicard@zonafrancapalermo.com Telephone: +57 1 6236011 / +57 5 3678000 Name: Catalina Ortega Perez Position: Commercial E-mail: mortega@zonafrancapalermo.com Telephone: +57 1 6236011, ext. 1173 CONTACT INFORMATION In Palermo, Magdalena, Grupo Coremar supports the development of a Free Trade Zone that, along with the Palermo Port Company and other industrial projects, will be part of the largest cluster of energy-related services in Colombia and a true multimodal platform that will offer both the incentives of the Free Trade Regime and also the tax incentives of the Sitio Nuevo Municipality. The Palermo Free Trade Zone seeks to meet the demand for industrial spaces for high value-added investment projects in the oil, mining and energy sectors that require strategic placement for logistics and international maritime, fluvial and ground transportation.
  48. 48. 50 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO SERVICES • Qualification for industrial users and commercial users. • Consulting on the Free Trade Regime for qualified users. • Administrative and DIAN offices. • Software for inventory management and foreign trade operations. • Administrative services, public utilities, security system and large parking areas. • Scales and machinery for handling cargo. • Integrated logistics services from the Palermo Multipurpose Port. SECTORS • Automotive • Manufacturing • Apparel • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Construction materials • Logistics and storage • Agro-industry • Biotechnology • Others Declared area: 300,000 m2. Available area: 240,000 m2. REAL ESTATE OFFERED Type of Real Estate Lot rental Warehouse construction Warehouse rental Offices for rent • Elite logistics zf S.A.S. • Alcomex zf S.A.S. EXISTING COMPANIES WWW.ZONAFRANCAPALERMO.COM PALERMO FREE TRADE ZONE MUNICIPALITY OF PALERMO, MAGDALENA
  49. 49. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 51 WWW.ZONAFRANCAPC.CO Name: Bernard Gilchrist Position: General Manager E-mail: gerente@central.com.co Telephone: +57 6608946 Name: Paola Emiliani Position: Commercial E-mail: comercial@central.com.co Telephone: +57 310 634 3412 CONTACT INFORMATION Characteristics and location The Parque Central Free Trade Zone is located in the Municipality of Turbaco, in the conurbation area with the District of Cartagena de Indias, located along the Northern Colombian Coast of the Caribbean Sea, the most important logistical platform and business hub. It offers the only industrial zone in the country next to a deep port, a variety of productive clusters and an excellent quality of life. With its location in Cartagena de Indias, your company could reduce costs by being located in the country’s most important port city, offering: • More maritime frequencies • Reduced transport times • Less freight costs These things make the Port of Cartagena a direct link to foreign trade and guarantee the competitiveness of domestic products in international markets. This is how Cartagena de Indias has become a city of global networking and business. The Parque Central Free Trade Zone offers innumerable advantages for your company: • APPOLO®: The most modern inventory software for Free Trade Zones in the country. • ROADWAY CONNECTIVITY: Surrounded by the primary shipping highways and just a few kilometers from the ports, along the Mamonal Industrial Zone, with easy access to public transportation. • LANDSCAPE: Beautiful landscape, 6.4-hectare reservoir and responsibility for the environment. CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE • HIGH STANDARDS FOR QUALITY: BASC and ISO 9001, version 2008 certification for activities as User Operator. Cartagena de Indias. PERMANENT FREE TRADE ZONE PARQUE CENTRAL CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, BOLIVAR
  50. 50. 52 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO SERVICES • Developed lots, warehouses, storage yards and offices for industry, logistics and commerce. • Double scale at entrance and exit. • Comprehensive 24/7 security system. • DIAN building and special area for customs inspection with capacity for 12 tractor-trailers. • Services building with offices, conference rooms and restaurants available (phase two). • Trainings on the Free Trade Zone Regime, foreign trade and customs procedures. • Operation of Special Free Trade Zones. Other Services • Assistance in the process of installing, starting and operating your project. • Logistical support with local processes. • The Operations Directorate provides support with users’ international business operations, amongst other added-value services, with the support of Central S.A. • Automotive • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Agro-industry • Manufacturing • Apparel materials • Logistics and storage • Metallurgical • Construction • Petrochemical - Plastics Declared area: 116 hectares. Available area: 45 hectares. SECTORS Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale Lots for sale 380,000 (phase one) 340,000 (phase two) Lot rental By order Warehouse construction According to specifications Warehouses for sale According to specifications Warehouse rental According to specifications Covered storage yard rental N/A Uncovered storage yard rental According to specifications Offices for sale According to specifications Offices for rent According to specifications Others N/A REAL ESTATE OFFERED • Panelmet S.A.S. • Liners de Colombia S.A.S. • Estrumetal Caribe S.A.S. • Speed Transport S.A.S. • Free Zone Service S.A. • Planet Industrial S.A. • Distriservices S.A. Colombia • Industrial Taylor Zona Franca S.A.S. • Uruz America Corp S.A.S. • Santafe Zona Franca S.A.S. EXISTING COMPANIES WWW.ZONAFRANCAPC.CO PERMANENT FREE TRADE ZONE PARQUE CENTRAL CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, BOLIVAR
  51. 51. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 53 WWW.PUERTADELASAMERICASZF.COM The Puerta de las Americas Free Trade Zone is strategically located at the epicenter of the Colombian Caribbean, at km 12 of the Mar Cartagena - Barranquilla Highway and 7 minutes from the Cartagena de Indias International Airport. With an area of over 60 hectares, Puerta de las Americas has become the new “downtown” of the Cartagena metropolitan area and within its closed perimeter it offers offices, businesses, shop windows, lots, health Free Trade Zone, fairgrounds, convention center, hotel, beach club (outside of the Free Trade Regime), among other services. Surrounded by schools, housing complexes, hotels, a golf course, medical Free Trade Zone, and the future Cartagena de Indias fairgrounds, this permanent Free Trade Zone for services offers an exceptional, high-value strategic location. Name: Martha Abondano C. Position: General Manager E-mail: info@puertadelasamericaszf.com Telephone: +57 5 6 436 648 Name: Paola Oliver Peñaranda Position: Commercial Coordinator E-mail: poliver@puertadelasamericaszf.com Telephone: +57 313 452 3320 CONTACT INFORMATION PUERTA DE LAS AMERICAS FREE TRADE ZONE, S.A. CARTAGENA, BOLIVAR. Infrastructure The Puerta de las Americas Free Trade Zone offers a world-class platform built in accordance with international standards, strict environmental regulations, energy redundancy and the latest generation of connectivity. Advantages • Six minutes from the Cartagena de Indias International Airport. • Along the Mar Cartagena - Barranquilla Highway. 35 minutes from Barranquilla. • Integral operator services through One Stop Office (Telephone IP, automatic receptionist, business services, professional consulting, personalized assistance for companies and professionals). • Services cluster (professional, business, health, exports). Security system • Comprehensive 24/7 centralized security system. • Perimeter fence. • Video camera and controlled access for vehicles and pedestrians. • Electronic monitoring system (optional). Network of services • Fiber optic connectivity latest generation equipment. • IP telephone network and local operator services. • Internal access for natural gas distribution. • 110-volt and 220-volt electricity network. Redundancy through cogeneration (phase 2). • Wastewater treatment plant.
  52. 52. 54 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO SERVICES SECTORS • BPO - ITO - KPO • Automotive • Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals • Manufacturing • Construction materials • Biotechnology • Apparel • Logistics and storage • Health • Tourism • Education • Research • Services Declared area: 260,000 m2. Available area: 29,000 m2. Services for Free Trade Zone user operators • One Stop Office – User operator services to facilitate installation and operation. • Entry and exit control for Free Trade Zone user operators. • Qualification of users of goods, users of services and business users. • Administrative offices. • National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) offices. • On-line inventory system for controlling operations in the Free Trade Zone. Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale 1,118 Lot rental 2 Ha Warehouse construction N/A Warehouses for sale 6,000 Warehouse rental 8,000 Covered storage yard rental N/A Uncovered storage yard rental 6,000 Offices for sale 1,195 Offices for rent 1,595 Sale/lease medical clinics 2,300 Lot for sale clinics 3,400 Commercial sites for sale 247 REAL ESTATE OFFERED • Centro Internacional BPO de Cartagena de Indias S.A.S. • Cartagena Medical City S.A.S. • Cartagena Technology Park S.A.S. • Constructora Colombiana de Zonas Francas S.A.S. • Servicios Electromecanicos y Civiles S.A.S. • Others undergoing the qualification process EXISTING COMPANIES WWW.PUERTADELASAMERICASZF.COM PUERTA DE LAS AMERICAS FREE TRADE ZONE, S.A. CARTAGENA, BOLIVAR.
  53. 53. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 55 SANTA MARTA FREE TRADE ZONE SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA Name: Victoria Medina Cuello Position: Manager E-mail: vmedina@zonafrancaindustrialdesantamarta.com Name: Sandra Serrano Melendez Position: Administrative Professional E-mail: sserrano@zonafrancaindustrialdesantamarta.com Name: Raquel Charris Robles Position: Head of Operations E-mail: rcharris@zonafrancaindustrialdesantamarta.com Telephone: PBX. CONTACT INFORMATION “Operated by Zona Franca Barranquilla S.A., U.O.Z.F. has an integrated management system certified under ISO 9001, version 2008 standards and BASC version 2008.” WWW.ZONAFRANCAINDUSTRIALDESANTAMARTA.COM WWW.ZONAFRANCABARRANQUILLA.COM Santa Marta, Magdalena. The Santa Marta Free Trade Zone, a pioneer in the regime for the Magdalena Department, is considered the most competitive offer in the city. Its location along the Troncal del Caribe highway just 10 km from Simón Bolivar Airport and 8 km from the Sociedad Portuaria de Santa Marta (Port Company of Santa Marta), provides our users with flexible access for their cargo to the interior of the country. The Santa Marta Free Trade Zone offers tax, customs and foreign trade benefits that are providing incentives for business clusters every day and generating economies of scale. We offer lot and warehouse leasing at truly competitive prices: Become part of a Free Trade Zone with experience to meet new goals. +57 5 4300639 / +57 5 4301175 +57 5 4302547 / +57 5 4301314 +57 5 4210201
  54. 54. 56 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO • Almaservicio S.A.S. • Induservicios Zona Franca S.A.S. • Chemcarmp S.A.S. • Prime Colombia S.A.S. • Royal Petroleum Corporation S.AS. • International Fuels Santa Marta S.A. • Operadora Logistica de Santa Marta S.A.S. • Litex Ltda. • C.I. Liber del Sur • Smart Services Colombia Ltda. EXISTING COMPANIES SERVICES • Administration of Free Trade Regime. • 24-hour service, 7 days a week. • Lots and warehouses available for lease. • Public utilities. • E-trade software, specializing in management of foreign trade operations. SECTORS • Automotive • Manufacturing • Biotechnology • Apparel • Logistics and storage • Hydrocarbons • Chemicals • Beverages/Liquor Declared area: 307,945.40 m2. Available area: 148,885 m2. Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for sale N/A Lot rental 145,697 m2 Warehouse construction By client request and specifications Warehouses for sale N/A Warehouse rental 1,010 m2 Covered storage yard rental 1,948 m2 Offices for sale N/A Offices for rent N/A Catering for rent 230 m2 REAL ESTATE OFFERED WWW.ZONAFRANCAINDUSTRIALDESANTAMARTA.COM WWW.ZONAFRANCABARRANQUILLA.COM SANTA MARTA FREE TRADE ZONE SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA
  55. 55. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 57 TAYRONA FREE TRADE ZONE S.A. SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA Name: Alfredo Ortega Salazar Position: Operations and Commercial Director E-mail: comercial@zonafrancatayrona.com Telephone: +57 4366100 - +57 3106015483 CONTACT INFORMATION Santa Marta, Magdalena. The Tayrona Free Trade Zone is located in Santa Marta, one of the cities closest to the central and eastern regions of Colombia. We stand out as the port closest to the United States, Europe and Venezuela. We have excellent roadway access connectivity by being located directly along the Troncal del Caribe Highway, the railway line and the Ruta del Sol Highway, placing us just 12 km from the Santa Marta Port. The city has the lowest air salinity percentage of the Colombian ports on the Caribbean, with the lowest relative humidity (70%) of the Caribbean Coast. This allows us to be an ideal place for companies in the metallurgical, agro-industrial and logistics operations, being able to protect and store parts and equipment with minimal risk of rust and deterioration. We have been able to achieve a position as one of the most important industrial and logistical parks in the country thanks to the management performed by our human resources team, our strategic location and because we are in a city with growth potential. WWW.ZONAFRANCATAYRONA.COM
  56. 56. 58 FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO • Knight S.A.S. • Logistica Integral Tayrona S.A.S. • Almaviva Zona Franca S.A.S. • Districargo Operations S.A. Colombia • Servicios Industriales del Norte S.AS. • Distriservices S.A. Colombia • Logiservicios del Caribe S.A.S. • Inmar Overseas Sucursal Colombia • Travesa Zona Franca S.A.S. • Tayrona Steel Pipe EXISTING COMPANIES SERVICES • 24-hour operations, 365 days a year. • 100-ton scale service. • Access to all public utilities. • Consolidation of cargo. • Deconsolidation of cargo. • Partial processing within the country. • Logistics service for the rest of the world to a third party in the TAN. • Assistance in foreign trade operations. SECTORS • Metallurgical • Agro-industrial • Logistics • Services • Food • Textiles Declared area: 1,001,602 m2. Available area: 550,000 m2. Type of Real Estate Available Area (m2) Lots for lease and sale 550,000 m2 Warehouses for lease and sale 3,000 m2 Offices for lease and sale 400 m2 Paved storage yards for lease and sale 20,000 m2 REAL ESTATE OFFERED WWW.ZONAFRANCATAYRONA.COM TAYRONA FREE TRADE ZONE S.A. SANTA MARTA, MAGDALENA
  57. 57. WWW.PROEXPORT.COM.CO FREE TRADE ZONES DIRECTORY 59 INTERNATIONAL FREE TRADE ZONE ATLANTICO, ZOFIA GALAPA, ATLANTICO WWW.ZOFIA.COM.CO Galapa, Atlantico. Name: Levis Racedo Wilches E-mail: lracedo@zonafrancabarranquilla.com Name: Giovanna Lomanto Alvarez E-mail: glomanto@zonafrancabarranquilla.com Name: Alejandra Maldonado Martinez E-mail: amaldonado@zonafrancabarranquilla.com Name: Alex D. Pacheco Andrade E-mail: apacheco@zonafrancabarranquilla.com Telephone: PBX: CONTACT INFORMATION Operated by Zona Franca Barranquilla S.A., U.O.Z.F. has an integrated management system certified under ISO 9001 version 2008 standards and BASC version 2012. A permanent Free Trade Zone located in the Municipality of Galapa, 9.5 km from Barranquilla’s port and airport zones, with alternate ports in Santa Marta and Cartagena, it offers an area equipped for the establishment of companies that are dynamic and successful in their activities, meeting the rigorous demands of globalization in core elements including the environment, security in freight management, trust, competitiveness in utilities and total operational systematization of foreign trade. ZOFIA was developed as a physical structure with the latest technology, with modern facilities within a friendly environment. ZOFIA offers a rainwater drainage network that channels rainwater, underground medium and high tension electricity networks that give the landscape a positive visual impact, LED technology for public lighting, wastewater treatment plants that reuse flow for irrigation, a primary roadway with two lanes, each 9 meters wide; two-way paved service roads that meet the highest quality standards. The entire park is separated into four industry sectors: services, light-, medium- and heavy-duty. At the International Free Trade Zone of Atlantico, ZOFIA, in addition to the benefits of the Free Trade Regime, you will receive special exemptions for over 10 years on property, industrial and commercial taxes, and related taxes granted by the Municipality of Galapa, Atlantico. Because of its profitability, industrial and commercial projection and its inherent economic and social development, the products and services offered by the Free Trade Zone of Barranquilla, S.A. are the best investment option available. We invite you to become part of our success. +57 300 815 7008 +57 300 891 0748 +57 300 703 1111 +57 304 355 5384

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