Sales tax refund
In accordance with Decree No. 2925 of 2008, the Colombian National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) will refund 100% of the VAT sales tax levied on foreign tourists visiting the country on their purchases of taxable goods in Colombia.
Items which will have VAT refunded are:
Arts and crafts
Colombian artisan jewelry
Food for human consumption
For further information see the tourist VAT refund information document (available in Spanish only).