Important information regarding the contacts and business relationships that you make through the B2B MARKET PLACE, keep in mind that:

  1. PROCOLOMBIA accompanies companies with the purpose of facilitating business opportunities between exporters and buyers, without intervening in purchase and/or sale decisions, therefore, the contractual and legal responsibility of commercial negotiations falls directly on the companies that carried out the commercial transaction (exporter and buyer).
  2. Although PROCOLOMBIA carries out a preliminary investigation of the companies as part of its work methodology and commercial management, this process does not constitute any guarantee of compliance in the negotiations between the parties, for this reason it is recommended that both the exporter and the buyer carry out their own validations and protect their commercial operations with the mechanisms available in international trade regulations.
  3. The relationship between PROCOLOMBIA and the companies in Colombia and abroad, is generated through trust and the experience acquired from previous actions; however, such companies may present situations that could lead to possible breaches, without these being the responsibility of PROCOLOMBIA, which is why both exporters and buyers must ensure that they use secure negotiation tools, seek advice from experts to assess commercial risks and formalize the contractual documents that may be necessary to shield their conversations.
  4. ProColombia will in no case be responsible for the information of the companies and/or products available on this platform since it is filled out completely by each one of the companies.

Sale of Plaster in Colombia

Together with other products that require mineral transformation, sales of plaster in Colombia reflect an important element of the Colombian home decor. The role of drywall suppliers and plasterboard suppliers in the construction industry is very important given that they contribute to part of the value chain that requires this particular types of materials. For instance, as new constructions in Medellin or Cartagena are boosted in Colombia, the use of drywalls, plaques and plasterboards is increasingly common due to its natural characteristics and its adaptability to different type of projects and interests.

Particularly, plaster and drywalls are products that supports the business activities of construction companies in Colombia. Their relevance has a positive impact on the country's business environment as it has become a significant commercial commodity and thus makes part of the foreign trade activities of the country. As a matter of fact, the World Integrated Trade Solution - WITS (resulting from joint efforts of the World Bank, the UNCTAD, the UN statistical division and the World Trade Organization - WTO) reported that, the Colombian imports of plaster, as of 2018, amounted to approximately $5,450 U.S. million dollars; the latter meaning a rough quantity of over 30 million kilograms imported.

As the WITS organization highlights, the main foreign trade partners of Colombia for imports on plaster and plaster composition products are Mexico, United States, Spain and China. Accordingly, by 2018, Colombia received approximately 15 million kilograms of this type of products from Mexico, whilst simultaneously receiving 420 thousand kilograms from the United States. Therefore, the latter illustrates the importance of this sector and this companies, playing a significant role in the Colombian business environment due to its impact both on national and foreign trade activities.

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