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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

INVIMA will prioritize the procedures for pharmaceutical products identified as essential for the treatment of symptoms and complications of COVID-19 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Decree Number 557 intends to take economical and tax related measures to relieve economic burden to some companies and charity and social solidarity organizations in the context of the economic emergency caused by COVID-19. Specifically, micro and small business as well as associations and solidarity non-profit organizations, will have special discounts applicable to the payment of administrative fees before the sanitary authority, INVIMA ...

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 | April 2020

New products related to the health emergency by COVID-19 are declared as Non-Available Vitals. Since the issuance of Minute Num. 3 dated March 24, 2020, the Colombian Sanitary Authority, INVIMA, has declared certain products, subdivided in 16 categories, as NON-AVAILABLE VITALS, which as such, can be commercialized without a sanitary registration ...

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 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

INVIMA adopts measures aimed at efficiently facing the current health situation related to COVID-19, optimizing the processes that allow the commercialization of products necessary for the prevention of the virus and the evaluation of protocols to prevent it. 1. Declaration of products as Vital Unavailable. Due to the shortage of some supplies in general, the authority has declared that masks, antibacterial gel and disinfecting solutions as Vital Products Not Available ...

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 ...

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 | 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

Within the framework of the State of Economic, Social and Ecological Emergency declared by the National Government through Decree 417 of 2020, by means of Decree 441 of 2020, the National Government ordered the following with respect to public water, sewage and sanitation services: (i) Any individual or legal entity providing the public domestic water utility who has residential users whose service have been suspended and/or cut off - except for those who were suspended because of conne

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The main measures included in the Government’s 491 Decree are: The service of process regarding Administrative acts will be online Terms and deadlines of Administrative proceedings are suspended. Suspension may be partial or total and related to some or to all the proceedings. Terms and deadlines will continue the day after the emergency ends. Suspension of the Statute of limitations related to administrative proceedings until the day when proceedings restart ...

Brigard Urrutia | July 2016

FTAs between Colombia and Korea and between Colombia and Costa Rica will soon enter into force. The FTA between Colombia and Korea will enter into force on July 15. This is Colombia’s first FTA with an Asian country. Through this FTA, Colombia aims to strengthen trade relations with one of the most dynamic regions of the world as well as to attract investment.This FTA is of great importance for the Colombian agricultural sectors, as Korea is a major importer of these goods ...

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

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

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

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 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Superintendence of Finance of Colombia issued External Circular 015 of 2020, whereby instructions related to the treatment of subsidy resources drawn by the State through Credit Institutions or Specialised Electronic Deposit Societies (SEDPES) within the framework of the Solidarity Income Programme are detailed ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Once again the national government extended the preventive mandatory isolation in the national territory. By means the Decree 593, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Interior under the sanitary emergency caused by the Covi-19, the national government extended the current mandatory isolation from April 27 at 00:00 to May 11 at 00:00. Pursuant to this Decree it is ordered to continue with the mandatory preventive isolation limiting the free circulation of individuals and vehicles ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Through Circular 4011 of 2020, the Ministry of Mines and Energy presents the considerations regarding the application of the exceptions to the restriction of free movement for the Mining Sector, as established in Article 3 of Decree 531 of April 08, 2020, by means of which"(...) it gives instructions under the health emergency caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19 and set measures for the maintenance of public order ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

According to Decree 93, on March 25, 2020 the Mayor of Bogota urged the providers of touristic housing, meaning any person that grants the use over any kind real estate property in exchange for a price such as the managers of hotels or hostels, to refrain from evicting users under vulnerable conditions in case of default ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The DIAN issued Internal Circular No. 13 of April 18, 2020, establishing guidelines on the administrative processes to be carried out by the entity during the health crisis caused by COVID-19 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The DIAN issues Circular 06 of 2020 clarifying aspects related to the abbreviated processes of balances in favor refunds. The DIAN issued Circular 06 of 2020, which clarifies aspects related to the process of abbreviated refund established by Decree 535 of 2020. In this vein, the Circular indicates that until the end of the health emergency, the list of costs, expenses and deductions should not be attached to the request for summary refund ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Tax Administration (DIAN) passed on March 25 the Resolution 0027 to establish new filing due dates for the submission of magnetic media information for taxable year 2019, as follows: Due dates for providing annual and yearly information with monthly cut-off The new due dates for submitting the magnetic media report (tax information report) referred to in Section 45 of Resolution 011004 of 2018 are as follows:   Large Taxpayers Last digit of the Tax ID Prio

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