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Background Reports

Prevent costly mistakes with quick, low-cost credit checks or due diligence reports on Colombian companies.  Initiate and manage your business relationships with confidence.

Make informed business decisions when evaluating potential Colombian business partners. Before you do business with a prospective agent, distributor, or partner in Colombia, contact the U.S. Commercial Service in Bogota.  We will provide you with due diligence information on a specific Colombian company to help you determine its suitability.


SME Company*

Large Company*




* A Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under SBA regulations. A large company is defined as a firm with more than 500 employees. Subsidiaries will be classified based on the size of the parent company.

** For background checks on companies outside of Bogota, an additional fee for transportation and time will be assessed if you require an onsite visit.

** Conducting a comprehensive and effective ICP in Colombia requires the use of outside contractors whose fees to CS exceed $350. As such, CS Bogota is unable to offer the New-to-Export SME discount offered by some CS Posts.

We will investigate the capabilities, legitimacy and financial strength of a Colombian firm and provide useful information gleaned from government, industry and financial contacts, the local press and other sources. We will deliver the background report on the Colombian company of your choice within 20 business days as from receipt of payment.

Our background reports will include detailed answers to your questions about the specific Colombian company in which you are interested --competitors, credit rating, profit and loss numbers, key officers, and our opinion on the overall viability of the firm in this market. These reports are required by many export financing organizations. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to order this service. 

Need to find a Colombian partner first?

Let us help you identify qualified Colombian buyers, partners, or agents!  We can prepare a list of Colombian companies in the sub-sector or for the product/service of your choice; we can pre-screen the Colombian firms to determine if they are interested in your company’s products/services, and we can even schedule appointments for you if you opt for face-to-face meetings with potential business partners.  Once you have selected the most suitable partner for your company, you order our due background report.  Learn more about our Contact Lists, Partner Search and Gold Key services.