With 49 million inhabitants, Colombia is one of the region’s most dynamic destinations, the 59t largest export economy in the world according to the World Bank report (2018) and the third most business friendly country in Latin America and the Caribbean. In recent years the country has also been identified as one of the markets where economic freedom provides opportunities to generate positive and visible results in terms of prosperity (Economic Freedom Index, 2016). Colombia possesses a dynamic domestic market, a stable macro-economic climate and a solid fiscal regime.
The Netherlands and Colombia
The Netherlands was one of the top five export destinations for Colombia in 2017. Promising industries for Dutch businesses in Colombia consist of agriculture & food, water management & technology, port development and infrastructure. Other sectors and themes that are worth mentioning in the Colombian context are the health sector, resilient cities and renewable energy.