Colombia Updates the Customs Regime
The National Government issued Decree 360 of 2021 that modifies the customs regime contained in Decree 265 of 2019, in order to provide legal security to foreign trade users by specifying the substantial and formal obligations that must be met in the customs procedures and regimes. In addition, it temporarily modified the obligation regarding the minimum amount of liquid assets required of customs agencies.
Among the changes contemplated by the Decree are regulations related to modifications of formal and procedural aspects as follows:
I) Eliminates the current prohibition for customs agents, which prevents them from carrying out work as a transporter, consolidator and deconsolidator, cargo and warehouse.
The decree will take effect within the 30 common days following its publication in the Official Gazette.
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