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Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Superintendence of Notaries and Registry and The National Civil Registry Authority issued new measures through Ruling 041 of 15 April 2020 for the prevention of spreading the Coronavirus COVID-19. These measures followed previous regulations issued through Rulings 031 and 037 of March 2020. The new regulation reminds who can request a birth certificate by presenting the certificate of live birth as provided in the law ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Measures taken for water, sewage and sanitation public utilities, within the framework of the State of Emergency ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

In accordance with the schedule of the Permanent Bidding Process ("PPAA"), the National Hydrocarbons Agency ("ANH") published on April 17 the final list of qualified companies to participate in the fourth cycle of this process, with which it is expected to reactivate the economy in Colombia ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

On April 15, 2020, by means of Decree 559 of 2020, the President of the Republic ordered the creation of the Sub-account for emergency mitigation – Covid 19- within the National Fund for Disaster Risk Management. Its purpose will be to finance the provision of goods, services and works required to contain, mitigate and prevent the spread of the adverse effects derived from the COVID-19 pandemic in the Colombian population in condition of vulnerability ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Recently, the National Government has extended the preemptive mandatory isolation measure through Decree 531 of 2020. This has led to a review of the measured that had already been taken in the transport and infrastructure sector through Decree 482 of 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

What is its purpose? Decree 558 seeks to adopt measures in the General Pension System in order to provide greater liquidity to employers, employees and independent contractors. It also seeks to protect pensioners under the programmed retirement scheme who receive a minimum monthly legal wage from a potential decapitalization of the pension savings accounts supporting the payment of their pension ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

For the enactment of Resolution 058, the CREG considered the norms provided by Article 3 of Legislative Decree 517 of 2020 and CREG Resolution 012 of 2020. The following is a brief description of these regulations’ content: (i) Article 3 of Legislative Decree 517 of 2020 provides for the possibility of CREG to adopt special temporary schemes to defer payment of invoices issued ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

As of the entry into force of Legislative Decree 581 of 2020 and until December 31, 2020, Findeter may grant direct loans to official, mixed and private domiciliary public utilities companies supervised by the Superintendence of Domiciliary Public Utilities, in order to provide them with liquidity or working capital ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

For the enactment of CREG Resolution 059, the CREG considered Article 3 of Legislative Decree 517 of 2020. Article 3 of Legislative Decree 517 of 2020 provides for the possibility of CREG to adopt special temporary schemes to defer the payment of invoices issued. In addition, it authorizes CREG to adopt all measures it deems necessary to mitigate the effects of the State of Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency on users and agents in the gas chain ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

On 15 April 2020, the National Government issued Decree 560 of 2020, which adopts special transitional measures in insolvency processes, within the framework of the State of Emergency. The Decree modifies aspects of the current regime, adds mechanisms to protect the company and employment and, where appropriate, facilitate the reallocation of the debtor's resources to other uses through the liquidation process. 1 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Ministry of Justice conferred judicial powers to the special public attorneys of family matters to carry on adoption procedures. The Ministry of Justice decided to confer judicial powers to the special public attorneys for family matters to carry on with the adoption procedures and guarantee the protection of children’s rights during the crisis generated by the COVID 19 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

AUTHORIZATION TO RENDER SERVICES The Secretary of Health and territorial entities will authorize, within a short period of time, and temporarily, health service providers who are registered in the REPS to: Temporarily adapt a place not destined to render health services, inside or outside their facilities. Temporarily convert or adapt a health service to render another, for which the health service provider is not authorized for. Expand the capacity of an enabled service ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The National Government, considering the economic, social and environmental emergency caused by COVID-19, has issued Decree 574 of 2020, aiming to conjure the effects of the emergency over the mining sector and to adopt measures that seek to guarantee the continuity of the power energy and gas public service provision. The National Government has identified the need to temporarily relief and suspend the compliance of certain legal and contractual obligation of some mining titles ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

By means of Resolution 4985 of 2020 issued on April 13th, ANI updated the measures that had originally been taken through Resolution 471 of 2020 to face the health emergency declared by the National Government amid COVID-19 pandemic ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Through this Circular, the Ministry of Work recalls that all employers are obligated to provide their employees with proper protection equipment with the safety and efficiency conditions required according to the risk´s nature ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Ministry of Finance published Decree 535 of 2020, which establishes a simplified procedure for the reimbursement or compensation of balances in favor of Income Tax and Value added Tax ("VAT") amid the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Decree, the simplified procedure implies that requests for the reimbursement or compensation that are duly filed within the health emergency, will be decided by the Tax Office within 15 working days after their submission ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The alternative means for reporting the daily offer and the declaration of availability are modified. The definition of "Price Offer and Start-Stop Prices" in numeral 3.1 of the Operation Code, Resolution CREG 025 of 1995, is modified. The new definition is as follows: "Price Offer and Start-Stop PricesThe electronic transmission of data established by CND will be used as the main means for sending information on offers to CND ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

On March 20, 2020, through Decree 440 of 2020, the President of the Republic adopted various emergency measures on public procurement, which will be in force within the framework of the declaration of a State of Emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

By means of the Decree 531, 2020 issued by the Ministry of the Interior under the economic, social and ecological emergency, the national government extended the current mandatory preventive isolation from April 13 at 00:00 hours until April 27 at 00:00 hours to continue the mitigation process of the sanitary emergency caused by the Covid-19. Pursuant to this Decree, the free circulation of individuals is restricted in the entire country ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

By means of Decree 106 of 2020, it is ordered to give continuation to the mandatory preventive isolation in Bogotá D.C., from April 13, 2020, until April 27, 2020. This, taking into account that it was instructed by the president of the Republic, as a measure to avoid the extension of the COVID-19 contagion, within the framework of the declaration of economic, social and ecological emergency declared in the national territory ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

In order to implement transitional measures to mitigate the adverse effects of the fall in international hydrocarbons prices and the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the National Hydrocarbon Agency (“ANH”), issued Agreement 2 of 2020 (the “Agreement”) ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Measures are established for public investment projects that can be financed with resources from the General System of Royalties ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Provisions for electric power and fuel gas utilities, within the framework of the State of Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Measures for the public services of aqueduct, sewerage and sanitation are dictated within the framework of the State of Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency The public services of aqueduct, sewerage and/or sanitation may defer the collection of the fixed charge and unsubsidized consumption to residential users of stratum 1 and 2 for a period of thirty-six (36) months ...

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