Firm: Brigard Urrutia
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

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 | 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 ...

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 | 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 | 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 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 | March 2020

The National Government issued Decree 434 of 2020 with the aim of mitigating the economic effects of COVID-19 in Colombian territory ...

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 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 Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) issued an administrative order, through Resolution 19012 of 2020, to providers of telecommunications networks and services providers (TNSP) to safeguard the rights of its users. We highlight the following measures: For mobile phone and internet operators: inform users of postpaid and prepaid services of their rights during the state of emergency and the rules that apply to the suspension of service for non-payment on time ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Regulations to carry out inspection, surveillance & health control of water for human consumption through a protocol applied by competent entities. The protocol for inspection, monitoring and control of water quality for human consumption in rural areas should be adopted. This protocol and the procedures to be followed are established in the Technical Annex, which is part of the Resolution ...

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

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 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 | March 2020

Decree 457 of 2020 issued a mandatory preventive isolation order for every resident of the Republic of Colombia, as a consequence of the economic, social and ecological emergency that has been declared in the national territory. In this regard, it is required to regulate the mandatory isolation ordered by Decree 092 of 2020 in Bogotá D.C ...

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 | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 | 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 ...

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