Health approvals are renewable in Colombia. The deadline for the renewal of a health approval depends upon the type of product, as indicated in the table below.
|(Homeopatic) Medicines, Alimentation, Medical Devices, Dietary supplements, Phytotherapeutic products||Three (3) months before the expiry date of the health approval|
|Alcoholic beverages||Six (6) months before the expiry date of the health approval|
|Cosmetics, Cleaning products, Agents for in vitro diagnostics||Until the expiry date of the health approval|
|Household pesticides||Between twelve (12) and six (6) months before the expiry date of the health approval|
In case the renovation was presented within the time limit, the health approval remains in force as long as there is no decision in the opposite sense by INVIMA. If the renewal request has not been filed within the said time frame, the request will be treated as an application for a new health approval.
If the health approval has expired without a timely request for renovation, the respective product can no longer be imported to Colombia or manufactured, depending on the case. If there is a stock of the previously authorized product in the market, INVIMA grants the interested parties a period of time which cannot be longer than six (6) months to recall those products. INVIMA will order the confiscation of any specimens of the product which are still available in the market after the end of said period.