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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 | 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 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 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 | March 2021

On February 25, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Resolution 223 of 2021 (the “Resolution”) to update the general biosecurity measures set for the management of Covid-19 in Colombia. The main novelties included in this regulation are mentioned below: 1.    Scope The Resolution extended the scope of the general biosecurity measures to all "social and economic activities carried out by individuals" ...

Brigard Urrutia | February 2021

The National Mining Agency published for comments: (i) the Draft Resolution by means of which it adopted the Terms of Reference for the selection of proposals for the award of Special Contracts for the Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals in Strategic Mining Reserve Areas; (ii) such terms of reference; and (iii) the special contract minute ...

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 | 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

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 | June 2020

The Circular 100-000010 of May 26, 2020 states the following deadlines: Deadlines for submission of financial statements at 31 December 2019 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 01-06  Wednesday 3, June   54- 59  Wednesday 17, June 07-12 Thursday 4, June

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 | 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 | May 2020

As a complement to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection guide for the reduction of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the Energy and mining industry, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”) together with the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Joint Memorandum 01 of 2020 (the “Memorandum”) ...

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 | May 2020

Promotion of technologies to ease interaction with public entities Government establishes general guidelines for use of digital citizen services, in order to facilitate citizen interaction with public entities. The Ministry of ICT issued Decree 620 of 2020 to establish general guidelines that private (when performing administrative functions) and public entities must follow in the use and operation of digital citizen services ...

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 ...

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

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Resolutions 677, 679 and 681 adopting the biosecurity protocols for the control and management of COVID-19 risk in the transportation, transportation infrastructure and games of luck and chance sectors. These protocols are complementary to the general biosecurity protocol adopted through Resolution 666 of 2020 and to other measures implemented by corresponding companies ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

National Commission of Agricultural Credit issues resolutions, by which the capacity of the FAG and the validity of guarantees are modified. The National Commission for Agricultural Credit issued Resolution No ...

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

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

The Government issued new regulations setting the guidelines and adopting the biosecurity protocol for the operation of the manufacturing industry The Ministry of Work issued Resolution 675 adopting the biosecurity protocol for the management and control of COVID-19 risk in the manufacturing industry. This protocol is complementary to the protocol adopted through Resolution 666 of 2020 and to other measures adopted in each factory ...

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