COLOMBIA

Sustainability of Colombian agro-industrial exports to the EU

Through this action, support is provided to the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism (MinCIT) and ProColombia - the body in charge of promoting exports - to identify the challenges, opportunities and needs of Colombian agro-industrial sectors in the face of the new sustainability requirements for exports to the European Union. Specifically, the implications of the European Green Pact and the Farm to Table Strategy, among other initiatives, are analysed for seven priority sectors: coffee and derivatives, fresh fruit, palm oil, fresh flowers, cane sugar, cocoa and derivatives, and natural ingredients.

Implementation period: March 2023 - March 2024.

Expected results

  1. Analysis of sustainability requirements defined by the European Union for the export of agro-industrial products.

  2. Diagnosis of needs and opportunities export potential of the Colombian agro-industrial products prioritised in the technical assistance, based on compliance with the requirements analysed.

  3. Organisation of regional multi-stakeholder dialogue roundtables.

  4. Elaboration of practical guide to the European Green Pact The project is aimed at Colombian exporting companies and the definition of a road map with specific actions for each of the prioritised sectors and strategies to reducing gender gaps and promote the empowerment of women exporters.

  5. Training actions on sustainability and export: virtual course for staff of MinCIT, ProColombia and agro-industrial sectors; and closing technical seminar with public entities and representatives of trade unions, academia and civil society.

Chronology

News

Roadmap presented to improve Colombia's agro-industrial exports to the EU


Bogotá, 15 March 2024.
On the occasion of the closing of the "Colombia Exporta Sostenible" project, a roadmap was presented to guide and structure the planning and execution of a series of actions aimed at strengthening the Colombian agro-export sector jointly between the National Government and the private sector. 

Technical assistance to Colombia to promote more sustainable exports

Bogotá, 04 May 2023. The technical assistance provided to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism (MinCIT), through ProColombia, was presented in Bogotá, Colombia, to promote the implementation of sustainable practices in the agro-industrial sector and to meet the requirements of the European market in terms of sustainability, which will guarantee exports to the EU.

AL-INVEST Verde discusses possibilities for collaboration on sustainability in Colombia

Bogota, December 02, 2022. In coordination with the Delegation of the European Union (EUD) in Bogota and the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism (MinCIT), several meetings were organised with representatives of ministries, trade unions, business organisations and international organisations.

Documents of interest

videos

Project closing event, held on 15 March 2024 in Bogota.

Project launch event, held on 4 May 2024 in Bogotá.

Photos

Presentación de asistencia técnica a Colombia