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Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

On April 16, 2020, by means of Resolution CRA 915 of 2020, the Commission for the Regulation of Water and Basic Sanitation established transitory regulatory measures for the deferred payment of invoices for domestic water and sewerage services and public sanitation services, within the framework of the emergency declared by the National Government due to COVID-19 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Superior Council of the Judicial Branch extended suspension of procedural terms and deadlines until May 10th, with initial exceptions and some others. Agreement PCSJA20-11546 April 25, 2020 The Superior Council of the Judicial Branch extended the suspension of procedural deadlines until May the 10th, with certain exceptions: Constitutional (tutela) and Habeas Corpus actions*. The ones related to fundamental rights of life, health and personal freedom, are prioritized ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Circular provides guidance on protection matters, aimed at drivers and operators in the logistics chain of land and river cargo transport, companies and drivers of public road passenger transport services, special, individual, mass, collective, mixed, cable transport, land transport terminals, rail transport and concessionaires of mass transport systems, which continue to be implemented during the health emergency, in order to prevent, reduce exposure and mitigate the risk of exposur

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The CREG granted the possibility to defer the payment obligations of the marketers invoiced by XM S.A. E.S.P in their ASIC and LAC functions ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

The Public Utilities Superintendence submitted to the CREG concerns provided by public utility providers with respect to the provisions of Resolution 058 of 2020. In this regard, the main concern was that both workers in charge of measurement and users have shown reticence regarding the performing of consumptions measurements due to the high possibility of COVID 19 infection ...

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 | 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

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

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

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 | April 2020

The Government postponed the filing due dates for the tax and other measures were taken in order to help the tourism sector. Due to the crisis generated by the COVID-19, the Government established through Decree 557 of 2020, that companies that provide international air passenger transport services, will have until October 30, 2020, to submit and pay the National Tourism Tax, corresponding to the first and second quarter of 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

On April 11, 2020 the Colombian Government established protection guidelines applicable to all personnel working on on-going construction projects during the health emergency, applicable to the activities of the project itself, as well as to the supply chain and materials, in order to prevent, reduce exposure and mitigate the risk of infection by coronavirus COVID-19 ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

During the term of the health emergency declared by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection on the occasion of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic or during the term of any health emergency declared by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection on the occasion of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the following are modified: Article 7(1) of Law 105 1993, Article 8 of Law 688 of 2001, Article 98 of Law 1955 of 2019 Article 100 of Law 1955 of 2019, Article 19 of Law 336 of 1996

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

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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | April 2020

Measures taken for water, sewage and sanitation public utilities, within the framework of the State of Emergency ...

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 | April 2020

On April 15, 2020, by means of Decree 559 of 2020, the President of the Republic ordered the creation of the Sub-account for emergency mitigation – Covid 19- within the National Fund for Disaster Risk Management. Its purpose will be to finance the provision of goods, services and works required to contain, mitigate and prevent the spread of the adverse effects derived from the COVID-19 pandemic in the Colombian population in condition of vulnerability ...

Brigard Urrutia | April 2020

Recently, the National Government has extended the preemptive mandatory isolation measure through Decree 531 of 2020. This has led to a review of the measured that had already been taken in the transport and infrastructure sector through Decree 482 of 2020 ...

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