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Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Transitional rules adopted with regards to supply limitation of Resolution CREG 116 of 1998 and withdrawal from market of Resolution CREG 156 of 2011. During the following three months, the supply limitation programs, which imply possible cuts to users, of CREG Resolution 116 of 1998 and other regulations that modify or supplement it, will not be applied ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit issued Legislative Decree 518 of 2020, which created the Solidarity Income Program in order to meet the needs of households in situations of poverty and vulnerability throughout the national territory, in the context of the State of Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The circular makes provision for the following services: 1. The public service of land transport of cargo. The exceptions referred to in Decree 457 do not specify a type of vehicle, but rather limit the cargo transport service to that which corresponds to the goods strictly necessary to prevent, mitigate and attend to the emergency and which are listed in Article 3 of the same Decree, as well as the cargo transport of imports and exports. 2 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

In order to avoid the shortage of antiseptic and disinfectant products for external use, the Colombian Ministry of Health issued Resolution 520 of March 28, 2020 in order to establish new requirements for the manufacture of the above-mentioned products within the Colombian territory ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Through Resolution 2020012926 of April 3, 2020, INVIMA formalizes the measures adopted in connection with the person to person attention and proceedings that will be carried out before the entity during the health emergency, as well as the suspension of terms for some of INVIMA´s actions ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Ministry of Finance published Decree 520 of April 6, 2020, modifying the dates for filing and paying income tax returns of large taxpayers and legal entities, as well as the annual statement of assets held abroad. Accordingly, Decree 520 of 2020 establishes that the income tax returns of large taxpayers will be filed simultaneously with the third installment instead of the second one, as was previously provided by Decree 435, published on March 19, 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Ministry of Mines and Energy, through Resolution 40115 of 2020, extended until December 31, 2020 the delegation of the inspection function carried out by the department of Antioquia. On the other hand, the Secretary of Mines of Antioquia extended the suspension of some administrative actions until April 13, 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

According to the report published by Fitch Ratings, the sharp fall in oil and the efforts of the National Government to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic are the main causes of the weakening of the fiscal and economic capacity of the country that has resulted in the rating downgrade from BBB to BBB-, the lowest rating within investment grade ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Superintendence of Finance issued resolution 368 of 2020 in which it adopted special measures for the attention of the public and the provision of services by this entity. Through this regulation, the SFC ordered the resumption of terms of all the administrative actions carried out by the SFC, as of April 2, 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Employers, contracting companies, enterprises and individuals who use employees, contractors, or people in arrangements of phone or cellphone orders, website orders, mobile apps, digital platform, gig economy, and freelancers, for delivery service or the purchase and delivery of goods and merchandise, must comply with the following prevention and promotional measures: Set appropriate communication channels for notifying suspected cases of Covid-19 to the District, Department or Munici

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Article 2.2.5.3.2 of Chapter 3 of Title 5 of Part 2 of Book 2 of Decree 1083 of 2015, the Sole Regulatory Body for the Public Service Sector, is amended as follows"Article 2.2.5.3.2. Order for the definitive filling of career posts. The definitive filling of career posts shall be carried out in the following order: With the person who, at the time of his retirement, held career rights and whose reinstatement has been ordered by a judicial authority ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit issued Legislative Decree 492 of 2020, which establishes measures for the strengthening of the National Guarantee Fund (FNG) and makes provisions for resources, within the framework of Decree 417 of 2020 which declared the Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The participants of the primary and the secondary market, who have executed natural gas supply contracts in force and registered with the Market Manager, may modify them by mutual agreement. This measure shall be subject to the following conditions: It shall apply to all supply contracts in execution or which begin to be executed before 30 November 2020. The negotiations of quantities and prices of natural gas supply contracts, both on the Primary and Secondary Markets ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The National Mining Agency ("ANM") and the National Hydrocarbons Agency ("ANH") published resolutions by means of which they extended the suspensions of some of their activities during the preventive isolation decreed by the National Government. First, the ANM published the Resolution No. 116 of 2020, by means of which it extended until April 12, the suspensions set forth in its Resolution 096 of 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Through the Decree 474 of 2020, the Ministry of Culture regulates Article 178 of Law 1955, 2019 (National Development Plan 2018-2022) regarding the issuance of Audiovisual Investment Certificates in Colombia (the “Certificates”). The Certificates are tradable securities issued by the Ministry of Culture to producers that develop audiovisual compositions within the territory and that are not required to file an income tax return in Colombia ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

In response to the State of Health Emergency, and the State of Economic, Cultural and Ecological Emergency, issued by the National Government, the Public Utilities Superintendence mentions that the events of climate variability can threaten the provision of public water utility by reducing water resources ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The mechanism to carry out the commercialization of the increased availability of LPG from the Cusiana source ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Temporary flexibility of the terms of adjustment of guarantees and the term to carry out audits to the Reliability Charge was defined. The Energy and Gas Regulation Commission, seeking to guarantee the proper provision of electric power service, decrees that the value of the guarantee in Article 31 of CREG Resolution 061 of 2007 will not be adjusted in the scenario presented in paragraph 2, numeral 3: 3 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

ANH published an Addendum to the PPAA and the draft agreement on measures to strengthen the sector. The National Hydrocarbons Agency ("ANH") joins the emergency measures adopted by the National Government to face the health contingency due to the propagation of COVID-19 and the international fall in oil prices ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The mining and energy sector, through its competent authorities, joins the National Government's contingency measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The measures adopted correspond mainly to the suspension of specific activities that require on-site attention and the suspension of procedural terms for particular requirements and situations ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Ministry of Culture issued Decree 475, 2020, to amend the cultural sector’s conditions due to coronavirus. Due to the health crisis, the Ministry of Culture issued Decree 475, 2020, to amend the payment conditions of the pro-culture stamp duty, the contribution to public shows and the film development fee are modified. According to Decree 475, 2020, Governors and Mayors must transfer 20% of the culture stamp duty for the social security of creators and cultural managers ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Through Resolution 2782, the Institute of Urban Development - IDU ordered suspension of contracts and agreements with certain exceptions. Through Resolution 2782 of March 24, 2020, and given the health emergency generated by Covid-19, the General Director of the Institute of Urban Development - IDU ordered the suspension of: (i) Road infrastructure civil work contracts in Bogotá D.C, with the following exceptions: Attending emergency situations due to nature events ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

In recent days, COVID-19 has been the greatest destabilizer worldwide. The World Health Organization defines coronavirus as an extensive family of viruses that cause respiratory infections that can range from common cold to serious health complications such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

INVIMA’s specialized board for Medical Devices and other technologies issued a list of declared as Non-Available Vital Products to attend the emergency arising from COVID-19, which means that the import and / or local distribution of said products will be allowed in Colombia without having a Marketing Authorization ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Due to the preventive isolation order issued through Decree 457 of March 22nd, 2020 and the powers granted to INVIMA in the sense of guaranteeing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19, within the current state of Economic, Social and Ecological energency ...

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