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Real Time Newsletter - June 1, 2021
Brigard Urrutia, June 2021

New measures for state contracting for economic reactivation. Through Decree 579 of 2021, issued on May 31 by the National Planning Department, certain transitory paragraphs enshrined in Decree 1082 of 2015 or the sole Regulatory Decree of the Administrative Planning Sector, were replaced in matters of state contracting...

Colombia Updates the Customs Regime
Brigard Urrutia, April 2021

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...

Bulletin Real Time: Latest News
Brigard Urrutia, March 2021

Beginning of Stage 2 of the National Vaccination Plan The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Minsiterio de Salud y Protección Social) declared the initiation of stage 2 of the National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 for the population between 60 and 79 years of age. This does not mean that vaccination for those over 80 years of age will be stopped; these people will continue to be vaccinated without any interruption...

Investment opportunity: New competitive free trade zone regime
Brigard Urrutia, March 2021

Colombia updated its free trade zones regime to increase the competitivity of this investment opportunity. Among others, it now allows three new activities for free trade zones, introduces the creation of a concertation committee to discuss key topics between the Government and the private sector, and it simplified procedures to declare a free trade zone. Decree 278 of 2021 was introduced as a tool towards innovation in the free trade zone regime...

Ministry of Health & Social Protection Issued Resolution to Update the General Biosecurity Measures Set for COVID-19
Brigard Urrutia, March 2021

On February 25, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Resolution 223 of 2021 (the “Resolution”) to update the general biosecurity measures set for the management of Covid-19 in Colombia. The main novelties included in this regulation are mentioned below: 1.    Scope The Resolution extended the scope of the general biosecurity measures to all "social and economic activities carried out by individuals"...

Bulletin Real Time: Latest News
Brigard Urrutia, March 2021

Norms are issued for individual selective isolation with responsible distancing. The National Government issued a new decree to regulate selective distancing, individual responsibility and economic reactivation that will govern until May 2021...

Bulletin Real Time: Latest News
Brigard Urrutia, February 2021

1. Historic: First vaccine administered in Colombia. A nurse in the Caribbean region of Sincelejo was the first Colombian to be vaccinated in the country. The original plan had been to begin the nationwide vaccination program on Saturday (February 20), but things have moved faster. Sincelejo and Montería began vaccinating today. Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga and Cartagena begin tomorrow...

Bulletin Real Time: Latest News
Brigard Urrutia, February 2021

Modifications to the obligation to disclose information by issuers of securities The National Government issued a new rule that modifies the provisions relating to the obligation to disclose information by issuers of securities, in accordance with the parameters set by the International Organization of Securities Commissions...

Bulletin Real Time: Latest News
Brigard Urrutia, February 2021

1. Relief for Venezuelan migrants with the enactment of the Temporary Protection Statute for Migrants. Colombia currently hosts an estimated 1.7 million Venezuelans, 56% of whom do not have regular status (Devex, 2021). On February 8th, 2021, Colombia announced the creation of the Temporary Protection Statute for Venezuelan Migrants, becoming the most relevant immigration policy in Latin America and the Caribbean to regularize the Venezuelan population and protect their human rights...

Mining Rounds Advances: ANM Publishes Draft of the ToR and the Minute
Brigard Urrutia, February 2021

The National Mining Agency published for comments: (i) the Draft Resolution by means of which it adopted the Terms of Reference for the selection of proposals for the award of Special Contracts for the Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals in Strategic Mining Reserve Areas; (ii) such terms of reference; and (iii) the special contract minute...

Bulletin Real Time: Latest News
Brigard Urrutia, January 2021

Read the latest news 1. Air travelers arriving to Colombia must provide evidence of a negative PCR test to be allowed entry On December 31st, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social) modified the biosecurity protocol for the international air transportation, adding the following measures: Airport operators must prohibit the consumption of food and beverages in immigration or emigration areas...

The ANH Modified CEPI Selection Process through Addenda No. 4 and 5
Brigard Urrutia, January 2021

In recent days, the National Agency of Hydrocarbons ("ANH") published Addendum No. 4 and Addendum No. 5 to the CEPI Selection Process. Addendum No...

Real Time COVID-19 Bulletin - Week of June 22-26
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Free way to different sports disciplines, among them, the practice of Golf. The Ministry of Sports issued Resolution 632 of 2020, approving the specific biosafety protocol for playing Golf that was presented by the Colombian Golf Federation. The protocol describes the measures that the clubs must implement on the golf courses for their reopening, for recreational practice, and exclusively covers the complex of facilities inherent in a standard golf course...

Real Time COVID-19 Bulletin - Week of June 15, 2020
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Bogotá DC Mayor's Office is preparing a package of new measures for the city The Bogota City Hall has advanced a series of new measures in order to continue fighting the expansion of COVID-19. Particularly, the orange alert has been declared in the hospital system of Intensive Care Units, with which, the District Health Secretariat will give guidelines on patient care and will manage their referral to ICUs...

External Circular No. 019 -2020 of the UPME
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Regarding its functions, the UPME has been monitoring the demand for electrical energy and natural gas on a daily basis, in order to identify the impact of the measures taken to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the consumption of these energies. The following conclusions have been reached from this monitoring: Energy demand fell in April by 16.92% compared to the average scenario projected by the UPME and by 11.10% so far in May...

New Modification of Financial Statement Presentation Dates
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

The Circular 100-000010 of May 26, 2020 states the following deadlines: Deadlines for submission of financial statements at 31 December 2019 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 01-06  Wednesday 3, June   54- 59  Wednesday 17, June 07-12 Thursday 4, June

Real Time COVID-19 Bulletin - Week of June 1, 2020
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Bogota, Cali and Cartagena will maintain the isolation measures for a while longer.Find out here about the latest decisions incorporated by the mayors of Bogotá, Cali and Cartagena on the conditions under which they decide to extend all mandatory preventive isolation measures, Bogotá and Cali until June 15, 2020 and Cartagena for another month...

Collection of Several Bancoldex Credit Lines
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

This news is a compilation of all the credit lines that have been approved by Bancoldex in the last few weeks. Through Circular No...

MME Memorandum on Safety and Health Measures at Work
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

As a complement to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection guide for the reduction of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the Energy and mining industry, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”) together with the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Joint Memorandum 01 of 2020 (the “Memorandum”)...

Real Time Covid-19 - Week of May 25
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

THE MOST OUTSTANDING ADVANCES OF THE DAY (May 26) Mandatory preventive isolation is extended until May 31.As announced last week, the National Government decided to extend the mandatory isolation until May 31, 2020. This new extension contemplates the same measures and exceptions established in Decree 636 of May 6, 2020. Three days without VAT in Colombia.The National Government has decided to exclude commercial leases from VAT and reduce national consumption tax rates...

Promotion of Technologies to Ease Interaction with Public Entities
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

Promotion of technologies to ease interaction with public entities Government establishes general guidelines for use of digital citizen services, in order to facilitate citizen interaction with public entities. The Ministry of ICT issued Decree 620 of 2020 to establish general guidelines that private (when performing administrative functions) and public entities must follow in the use and operation of digital citizen services...

Protocols for the Reactivation of the Construction Sector
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection was given the authority to determine and issue biosecurity protocols to mitigate, control, prevent the spread and properly manage the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. It is necessary to emphasize that all companies that reactivate their work must establish timely channels of communication between the employer and the worker to notify suspicious cases...

Addendum No. 11 of the PPAA
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

Despite the fact that the fall in oil prices and the health crisis caused by COVID-19 have severely hit the hydrocarbon industry worldwide, the National Hydrocarbon Agency ("ANH") published on April 28, 2020 the Addendum No 11 through which it modified the schedule of the Permanent Area Allocation Process (“PPAA”), thus ratifying the interest of the National Government in this industry...

Biosecurity protocol for building construction
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Resolution 682 adopting the biosecurity protocol for the control and management of COVID-19 in the building construction sector. This protocol is complementary to the general biosecurity protocol adopted through Resolution 666 of 2020 and to other measures implemented by each company. This biosecurity protocol includes the following measures: 1. General biosecurity measures 2. Additional measures 2.1...

External Circular No. 100-00008 of the Superintendence of Corporations
Brigard Urrutia, April 2020

The new deadlines for the submission of financial statements are as follows: 1...

 

 

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