Colombia 2019

After the contentious elections of 2018, the new government of President Iván Duque set itself to work addressing the myriad challenges that the post-conflict era will bring to Colombia. It has not been easy. Addressing the country's fiscal situation required controversial tax reform, and an essential roads program to address the country's transportation woes. That program has been bogged down by a myriad of procedural and legal complications. But the government's expedited and diligent action has increased investor confidence, as long-term plans to fix systemic problems come online.

The Business Year's country-specific publications, sometimes featuring over 150 face-to-face interviews, are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

This 192-page publication covers finance, energy, mining, industry, security, IT, transport, infrastructure, construction, agriculture, health, education, tourism, and entertainment. The report features dozens of interviews, including:

• Efraín Enrique Forero Fonseca, President, Davivienda
• Roberto Mercadé, President, Latin Center Business Unit, Coca-Cola
• Lida Pabón, President, Pinturas Tito Pabón
• Ernesto Ortiz, President, GM Colmotores South America West
• Álvaro Torres, CEO & Director, Khiron Life Sciences Corp.

The publication also features a range of articles and analysis, including:

• Formalizing labor
• Alternative energy
• Insurance and market penetration
• Security in mining
• Relocating regional HQs to Colombia
• Electronic invoicing
• Infrastructure as a driver for peace
• Urban growth
• Floriculture
• Medical cannabis
• Reintegration of former combatants
• Luxury and high-end tourism