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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 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Government of Colombia, using its emergency powers, issued Decree 482 on March 26, 2020, to take steps to protect the transportation industry and to ensure its viability during the COVID-19 emergency ...

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 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Bancoldex credit lines that contribute to business sustainability and job preservation in the presence of COVID-19. This news is a compilation of all the credit lines that have been approved by Bancoldex in the last few weeks. Through Circular No ...

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 | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Due to the public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus, the Mayor's Office of Bogotá issued Decree 093 on March 25, 2020, to modify the dates to pay 2020 Property Tax and Vehicles Tax. The Property Tax for residential and non-residential properties will be due on June 5, 2020 (prior date was April 3rd, 2020) with a 10% discount or shall be paid in full by June 26, 2020 (prior date, June 19th, 2020) ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

By means of Resolution 666 of 2020 the Ministry of Health and Social Protection adopts the general biosecurity protocol to mitigate, control and perform the adequate management of Covid-19 pandemic. 1. Purpose Adopt the general biosecurity protocol applicable to all economic and social activities and sectors of the public administration. The biosecurity protocols are orientated to minimize factors that may generate transmission of COVID-19 and are of mandatory compliance. 2 ...

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 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Superintendence of Finance of Colombia (SFC) introduced, by means of External Circular 035 of December 27th, 2019, the automatic authorization of collaboration agreements for the promotion of foreign financial services or products entered into by a local stock brokerage firm or a local financial corporation and a foreign financial entity provided they comply with the following requirements ...

Brigard Urrutia | December 2019

The ANM, launches ANNA Mining, the digital platform will replace the Colombian Mining Cadastre and will start operating in phases. On December 13, 2019, the National Mining Agency (ANM) launched the new Comprehensive Mining Management System: ANNA Mining (ANNA), which will replace the Colombian Mining Cadastre ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The National Mining Agency ("ANM") published, in recent days and after receiving comments from the public, the Resolution 100 of March 17, 2020 (the "Resolution"), which sets forth the conditions and periodicity for the submission of information on mineral resources and reserves in respect to a concession area ...

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 | 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 | 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

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 | March 2020

The Ministry of Work issues a statement announcing measures for employees and employers to promote job retention ...

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 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Article 1 of Decree 466 states that the National Guarantee Fund S.A. (hereinafter "NGF") must comply with and accredit a solvency ratio, which is determined based on the technical assets that must have a direct relationship with the risk assumed in its capacity as guarantor ...

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