Healthcare and pharmaceutical logistics in Colombia

Healthcare and pharmaceutical logistics in Colombia

Logistics for medical devices, medicines and cosmetics.

Medical devices, diagnostic and treatment instruments, drugs, perfumes, cosmetics, creams, moisturizing lotions, beauty treatment products, makeup, detergents, air fresheners, household cleaning products, etc.

Get a competitive advantage in your international operations. We offer comprehensive solutions in Colombia, bringing together all of the services involved in imports and exports.

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LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT FOR MEDICAL DEVICES, PHARMACEUTICALS, AND COSMETICS

International trade in medical supplies, cosmetics, and drugs in Colombia is regulated by:

  • Circular 018 of 2020 annex 13.
  • Decree 1165 of 2019, as amended by Decree 360 of 2021.
  • Decree 249 of 2013, drug importation requirements.

If you’re looking to import medical supplies, drugs or cosmetics into Colombia, you’ll need to process them via INVIMA, the National Institute of Drug and Food Surveillance. The regulations are stringent and exhaustive, and the restrictions and requirements may vary depending on the products’ classification. However, for these products you’ll need:

  • Health notification or health registration.
  • Storage in warehouses authorized by INVIMA.
  • Supporting document issued by PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) in the case of drugs.
We provide specialized services for all of the following products.

COSMETICS, PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD HYGIENE

Cosmetics and personal hygiene products, creams, gels, makeup, nail polish, perfumes, oral and dental hygiene products, shaving products, tanning lotions, sunscreens and hair removal products and others; and industrial and household hygiene and cleaning products such as soaps, detergents, dishwasher tablets, fabric softeners, bleaches, stain removers, air fresheners, disinfectants, and surface cleaners.

DRUGS AND
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Active ingredients and pharmaceutical preparations made from active ingredients, with or without auxiliary substances, presented in pharmaceutical form and used for preventing, alleviating, diagnosing, treating, curing, and rehabilitating disease.

MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND MEDICAL DEVICES

Medical supplies, devices for diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment, and alleviation of a disease, injury or impairment or for use for aesthetic purposes; for research, replacement, modification or support of an anatomical structure or a physiological process; for diagnosis, conception, and care of pregnancy and newborns; and products for disinfection and/or sterilization of medical devices.

SPECIALIZED PHARMACEUTICAL AND HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS DIVISION IN COLOMBIA

Our specialist healthcare logistics division is at your disposal and can help you to obtain a competitive advantage as well as complying with legal and logistics requirements.

  • We offer comprehensive solutions, bringing together all of the services involved in import/ export.
  • Our distinctive approach is based on following the entire import process from its point of origin to its final destination.
  • Our team, made up of pharmacists and health professionals specialising in the importation and sale of these types of products, is at your service. We work with our partners to ensure that we can provide all the documentation required for your products, quickly and competitively, including Certificates of Conformity for CE marking, safety assessment reports for cosmetics and personal care products, accredited laboratory documentation, and product registration.
  • Each product and each client receive a unique service. We study each step, contacting your supplier at the point of origin, if necessary, in order to ensure that the product complies with the relevant import/export requirements.

We transfer the goods to the destination warehouse in Colombia

  • HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS ADVICE

    Analysis of projects and identification of restrictions that apply to imports and exports and coordinating their logistics. Cooperating and working together to get health permits, health registrations, health notifications, and CCAA (Certification in Storage Capacity and Packaging of Medical Devices or in-vitro Diagnostic Reagents).

  • INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT

    We always offer the most appropriate shipping, air freight or haulage options depending on the urgency and the particular characteristics of the operation. Your products will arrive on time at their destination complying with all of the relevant legal and logistics requirements.

  • APPROVED WAREHOUSES

    Our approved warehouses can store all types of products, prior to distribution or commercialisation at their destination. We can offer cold storage or ambient storage.

IMPORTING MEDICAL DEVICES, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS INTO COLOMBIA

Colombia imports from countries such as France, Spain, Germany, Italy, the USA, China, and India:

  • Active ingredients for manufacturing drugs.
  • Packaging for drugs.
  • Raw materials for manufacturing cosmetics.
  • Medical devices: medical equipment, orthopedics, products to fight Covid-19, etc.

EXPORTING MEDICAL DEVICES, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS FROM COLOMBIA

Colombia is one of the main exporters of pharmaceutical and healthcare products to other Latin American countries:

  • Cosmetics.
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals.

SOME OF OUR PROJECTS

Some of our healthcare and pharmaceutical logistics services

  • IMPORTING COVID-19 DETECTION PRODUCTS
    Importation of diagnostic reagents for detecting Covid-19 and logistics coordination for delivery from the point of arrival to our customers’ facilities.
  • DISEASE PREVENTION AND PROTECTION PRODUCTS
    Importation of products cataloged within the unavailable vital group that help to prevent diseases and their transmission such as facemasks, gels, plastic face shields, and thermometers.
  • IMPORTING DRUGS
    Importation of unavailable vital drugs and their transportation from the point of arrival to the customer’s warehouse.

WHO ARE OUR HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS SERVICES AIMED AT?

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We work with all the actors engaged in importing and exporting medical devices, drugs, and cosmetics whether they are private businesses or in the state sector:

  • Medical device laboratories and manufacturers.
  • Import and export brokers.
  • National distributors.
Contact our dedicated healthcare team and learn more about our specialized solutions for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries.
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