What are the main requirements for a health approval concerning the import and sale of alcoholic beverages?

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  • Certificate of existence and legal representation of the holder of the health registration and the importer.
  • Certificate which stipulates that the trademark has been registered in Colombia in name of the applicant of the health registration or that the trademark application is being processed.
  • An authorization to use the trademark in case the applicant of the health registration is not the owner of the trademark.
  • Labels or their final outlines (in triplicate).
  • Information about the process by which the manufacturer identifies of the batch number of the product.
  • Authorization of the manufacturer to the importer to import, distribute and commercialize the product in the Republic of Colombia.
  • An explicit authorization from the manufacturer in which he grants the rights over the health registration to a third party in case he decides not to be the holder of the health registration.
  • Certificate of free sale granted by the Health Authority of the country of origin, in which it is stipulated that the product is freely sold within said country, that the product is appropriate for human consumption and that the manufacturer complies with all applicable health regulation and legislation.
  • Certificate of the holder of the health registration indicating the authorized importers of the product and, if applicable, the distributor. A formal declaration with a description of the situation is required.
  • Description of the manufacturing process, quantitative and qualitative composition of the product issued by the manufacturer and the used analysis techniques issued by the manufacturer or the Health Authority of the country of origin.
  • Certificate of the analysis of the product issued by the official laboratory of the country of origin (Health Authority of the country of origin).