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Investment Opportunities in Bogotá D.C. - Cundinamarca

Investment Map Bogotá - Cundinamarca - Colombia

 

Cundinamarca - Bogota: Center of opportunities

  • Average Temperature: 19 °C
  • Population of Cundinamarca (not including Bogota) 2018: 2,804,238 inhabitants
  • Population of Bogota 2018: 8,181,047 inhabitants
  • Bogota GDP (2017): USD 82.98 billion
  • Cundinamarca GDP 2017: USD 18.74 billion
  • GDP per capita Bogota 2017: USD 10,270
  • GDP per capita Cundinamarca 2017: USD 6,784
  • Area of Cundinamarca: 22,623 Km2
  • Area of Bogota: 1,776 km2

Reasons To Invest

  • Economic strength: Bogota-Region accounts for 32.4% of the national GDP, is home to 49% of large and medium enterprises, and is source of 57% of the country's financial transactions.
  • Skilled human talent: It has a workforce of 4.6 million people, greater than regional competitors such as Santiago (3.6 million) and Buenos Aires (1.7 million). Its 115 higher education institutions annually graduate around 158,000 students (more than 39,000 postgraduate students). Bogota-Region concentrates 43% of PhDs, 34% of technicians/technologists in Colombia and is home to 2 of the top 10 universities in Latin America.
  • Privileged geographical location: At five hours by plane from New York, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, it is the gateway to South America, with 46 direct flights to international destinations. El Dorado International Airport is the first terminal in Latin America in terms of cargo movement, third in terms of passenger movement, and for the third consecutive year, was ranked as first airport in Latin America in the Skytrax awards. In addition, fDi Magazine ranked Bogotá 1st in the Innovation and Attractiveness category of the Aerospace Cities of the Future ranking. Thanks to its location and air connections, many companies have chosen Bogotá as the headquarters for their regional offices, shared service centers and logistics centers to serve Latin America.
  • Excellent business environment: Several international studies and publications recognize it: 5th best city in Latin America to do business according to América Economía magazine; 5th Global City in Latin America according to ATKearney; 5th city of the future in Latin America according to fDi Magazine. It also offers a wide range of legal, accounting, tax, financial intermediation and logistics service providers, among others.

 

Bogotá Free Trade Zone

  • Located in the southwestern part of Bogotá within the city's urban perimeter at the address: Carrera 106 No. 15A – 25.
  • Declared area of 96 hectares.
  • 223 companies established.
  • Focused on the automotive, dressmaking, cosmetic/pharmaceutical, construction material, logistics and storage, agribusiness, biotechnology and BPO-KPO-ITO services sectors.
  • Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Offers its users training on the free trade regime; assistance in the preparation of integration certificates; control of foreign trade operations and inventories; preparation of processes and procedures to efficiently establish operations in the free trade zone; and assistance for the implementation of the quality control system under the ISO 9001 Standard, 2008 Version.
  • Connectivity, and electricity and security service conditions supported by: a double electricity storage circuit at different voltages (13.8 and 34.5 kVA); 2 nodes of the submarine cable (Columbus Networks and Global Crossing); 14 broadband providers with last mile termination, permanent lighting and CCTV (closed circuit television); and a fire detection and extinguisher system.
  • Offers additional services such as auditoriums and conference rooms; banks and ATMs; health centers; vehicle service stations and gas stations; daycare center; food court; internal and external transportation; and supermarket.
  • Only permits corporate operations with a low environmental impact.

Services Offered

  • Piciz Web System with the support of BTLatam.
  • Training for users in the free regime.
  • Accompaniment in the preparation of integration certificates.
  • Assignment of trained personnel directly in the project facilities according to the needs of the client.
  • Control of foreign trade operations and inventories in the operative stage in accordance with the current legal framework.
  • Elaboration of processes and procedures to efficiently establish the operations of the free zone.
  • Accompaniment to the users of each free zone for the implementation of the quality system under the ISO 9001 Version 2008 standard.

 

Name
Alexander Segura Buendía
Position
Sales Manager
Email
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Phone
+57 (1) 4046644 ext.: 221

www.zonafrancabogota.com

 

 

Metropolitan Free Trade Zone

  • Located in the municipality of Cota, 23 km from Bogotá on the San Rafael site, Vuela Grande District.
  • Declared area of 23 hectares.
  • Seven companies established.
  • Focused on the cosmetic/pharmaceutical, BPO services and call center sectors.
  • Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Offers its users consultancy on foreign trade and financial simulation operations; technical consultancy on infrastructure; 80-ton truck scale; yard for the inspection of the Colombian Tax and Customs Authority (DIAN, for the Spanish original); 600 m² loading docks; and car park for lightweight vehicles for each 180 m².
  • Connectivity, security and sanitation conditions supported by: web environment software interconnected with Colombian authorities for the rapid entry of merchandise and raw materials; CCTV, visitor and access control and perimeter security systems; and water treatment plants.
  • Offers additional services such as a commercial area and restaurant and food area.
  • Permits corporate operations with a low or medium environmental impact.

Services Offered

  • First advice for the general financial simulation and to establish the initial viability of the project in the free zone
  • Advising on foreign trade
  • Advice for the definition of areas and implementation of infrastructure needs
  • Software services in a web environment, interconnected with the Colombian authorities for the rapid entry of merchandise and raw materials
  • Agile and safe controls for personnel entry
  • Patio for inspection of the Colombian Customs (DIAN)
  • 80t truck scale
  • Broad traffic routes
  • Maneuvering yards with international standards

Name
Jorge Eduardo Salamanca Gallo
Position
General Manager
Email
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Phone
+57 (1) 555 68 00

www.zfmetropolitana.com

 

West Free Trade Zone

  • Located in the municipality of Mosquera at 21 km from Bogotá, on Avenida Troncal de Occidente No. 20 – 85.
  • Declared area of 34 hectares.
  • 22 companies established.
  • Focused on the automotive, dressmaking, cosmetic/pharmaceutical, construction, processed food, biotechnology, logistics and storage, agribusiness, BPO services and software development sectors.
  • Operates from Monday to Friday, from 6 am to 10 pm / Saturdays and Sundays from 6 am to 3pm. Operates at other times if the company assumes the generated costs.
  • Offers its users the design and construction of warehouses and offices; a customs operations inventory control system; a yard for the receipt and inspection of merchandise for 70 prime mover trucks; a free weighing service with 2 scales each with 100 ton capacity; and rental of construction and logistics machinery.
  • Connectivity, security, electricity service and sanitary conditions supported by: 10 MW electricity substation; 80 kW in each urbanized plot; fiber-optic connection with 3 providers (ETB, Telefónica and Claro); a perimeter enclosure with double electric fence and lighting; closed circuit surveillance and monitoring (CCTV - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year); internal natural gas network, and a wastewater treatment plant.
  • Offers additional services such as training and conference rooms; free transportation service to and from Bogotá; and a food area.
  • Permits corporate operations with a low or medium environmental impact.
  • The companies are exempt from the payment of Industry and Commerce Tax and Property Tax (applicable to the municipality of Mosquera).

Services Offered

  • Inventory Control System and customs operation 24 hrs
  • Free weighing service with 2 scales of 100 tons of capacity each
  • DIAN offices on site 24/7
  • Pedestrian access
  • External parking yard for cargo transportation with pre-registration operations office
  • Training and conference rooms
  • Free transportation route between ZFO and Bogotá
  • Rental of construction and logistics machinery
  • Drinking water reserve tank of 1,000m³ capacity
  • Design and construction of warehouses and offices
  • Reception yard and goods inspection for 70 tract-trucks with operations office for goods records.

Name
Alvaro Muñoz
Position
Sales Manager
Email
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Phone
+57 (1) 8933300 ext.: 105

www.zonafrancadeoccidente.com

 

Tocancipa Free Trade Zone

  • Located in the municipality of Tocancipá at 44 km from Bogotá, 1.5 km Briceño – Zipaquirá Road.
  • Declared area of 38 hectares.
  • 40 companies established.
  • Focused on the automotive, dressmaking, cosmetic/pharmaceutical, construction material, processed food, biotechnology, logistics and storage, chemical, plastic, wood and glass sectors.
  • Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Offers its users an online inventory system to control operations in the free trade zone; scales for the entry and exit of trucks; and heavy traffic roads with 10 meter-wide stretches.
  • Connectivity, security, electricity service and sanitary conditions supported by: 3 data centers; overhead electricity network at 11,400 and 34,500 volts; fiber-optic internet connection; fire protection system built according to NFPA codes; perimeter enclosure with double electric fence and zoned intrusion sensors; perimeter video cameras and vehicle and pedestrian access control; and internal ring for gas distribution.
  • Offers additional services such as training and conference rooms; local stores, restaurants and cafeterias; medical care center; and banks and ATMs.
  • Permits corporate operations with a low, medium or high environmental impact, according to authorization of the local environmental authorities.
  • The established companies are partially exempt from Industry and Commerce Tax (applicable to the municipality of Tocancipá) for 5 years.

Services Offered

  • Online inventory system for the control of operations in Free Trade Zone
  • Scales for truck entry and exit
  • DIAN offices and on-site banking entities
  • Administrative office
  • Conference rooms and training
  • Commercial premises, restaurants and cafeterias
  • Medical assistance center
  • Controls of entry and exit of the Operator of Free Zones
  • Qualification of Users of Goods, Users of Services and Commercial Users
  • Heavy traffic lanes with road sections 10 meters wide

Name
Andrés Ávila Rojas
Position
Sales Manager
Email
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Phone
+57 3203449210

www.zonafrancatocancipa.com

 

Intexona Free Trade Zone

  • Located in the municipality of Cota, 1 km Siberia–Funza Road.
  • Declared area of 82 hectares.
  • 35 companies established.
  • Focused on the dressmaking, cosmetic/pharmaceutical, construction material, logistics and storage, and processed food sectors.
  • Operates from Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 5.30 pm / Saturdays from 8 am to 2pm. Special services are provided outside the mentioned hours upon request.
  • Offers its users consultancy on the procedures, information system and operations in free trade zones; feasibility studies for the creation of new free trade zones or the qualification of new users; and 48 warehouses.
  • Connectivity, security, electricity service and sanitary conditions supported by: fiber-optic telephone lines; a digital telecommunications and data transmission network; and IT systems for inventory control, and control of the entry and exit of merchandise, cargo vehicles, users and visitors.
  • Offers additional services such as training and conference rooms; internal staff transportation; transportation service to and from different points in Bogotá; banks and ATMs; and rental of equipment for operations for the entry and exit of merchandise.
  • Permits corporate operations with a low, medium or high environmental impact, according to authorization of the local environmental authorities.

Services Offered

  • Advice on procedures, the computer system and the operation of permanent and special free zones
  • Development of feasibility studies for the creation of new free zones or the qualification of new users
  • Training in the management of the Information System
  • Centralized mail reception
  • Training and conference rooms
  • Collection of industrial and communal garbage
  • Loading and unloading services
  • Internal transportation of personnel
  • Equipment rental service for merchandise entry and exit operations
  • Access to the Free Zone Information System SIZFRA

Name
Olga Salas Atencia
Position
Sales Director
Email
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Phone
+57 (1) 8215715 ext.: 1190

www.intexzona.com

Potential Sectors

  • Technology-based services:
    • Information Technology
    • Outsourcing industry (BPO).
  • Life Sciences:
    • Health Services
    • Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Cosmetics
    • Medical Devices.
  • Manufacture:
    • Construction Maerials
    • Food and Beverages Industry.
  • Infrastructure and City Projects.
  • Creatuve Industries:
    • Audivisual and Music

Success Stories

  • Mott McDonald: 2017 - Awarded, among others, feasibility study Eldorado II Airport.
  • Labodigital: 2017- Leading company in Latin America in image and sound post-production services and in digital cinema services invests with Onsite to strengthen the offer of specialized services in the film industry
  • Amazon Web Services: 2016 - Development and support center for corporate cloud solutions for Colombia and region
  • Decathlon: 2015 - Enter the largest supplier in Europe dedicated to the distribution of clothing and equipment for sports and leisure use, opening its first point of sale in Colombia.
  • GlaxoSmithKline: 2014 - Creation of the Technological Innovation in Health Unit for Colombia, replicating the good practices they have done in their other subsidiaries in the USA and Europe.
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