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Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Ministry of the Interior issued Communication 015 of 2020, through which the Ministry set made recommendations for the prevention, containment, and mitigation of the coronavirus COVID19 in ethnic groups: indigenous peoples, the NARP communities (Black, Afro-Colombian, Raizales, and Palenqueras) and the PROM people ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

Due to the declaration of the economic, social and environmental emergency generated by COVID-19 and in accordance with the preemptive mandatory isolation declared by Decree 457 of 2020, in addition to the need of guaranteeing the provision of the public transport service to insure access to health services and cargo supply to the population, the Ministry of Transport issued Decree 482 of 2020 to implement several measures applicable to the transport sector ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

For the aviation industry, the Ministry of Transport has adopted the following measures: •  To expedite the return of balances in favor of airlines that have been claimed before the tax authority. •  To lay off, at the maximum level permitted by law, the air traffic controllers, firefighters, and aviation technical staff ...

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 | 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 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

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 | March 2020

Within the framework of the state of health emergency due to the Coronavirus COVID-19, and in order to guarantee the rights to life, health and survival, the National Government ordered through Decree 457 of 2020 the mandatory preventive isolation for all inhabitants of the national territory. This measure will be applied between the zero hours (0:00 a.m.) of March 25, 2020 and the zero hours (0:00 am) of April 13, 2020 ...

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection dictates measures tending to guarantee the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19 The Ministry of Health and Social Protection has issued Decree 476 of 2020 by which it has decided to make the necessary changes for regulatory requirements to have flexibility in all proceedings related with Pharmaceutical, Phytotherapeutics, Medical Devices, Biomedical Equipment, In-Vitro Diagnostic Reagents, cosmetics and products of Domestic hygie

Brigard Urrutia | March 2020

By means of Circular No. 4007 of 25 March 2020, the Ministry of Mines and Energy set out some considerations on the understanding of paragraphs 13 and 25 of Article 3 of Decree 457 of 2020, by which the National Government ordered the preventive isolation of all inhabitants of Colombia for a period of 19 days. Paragraphs 13 and 25 refer to exceptions to the restrictions on freedom of movement ...

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 | 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

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 ...

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 | March 2020

At a press conference held on March 11, 2020, the Minister of Health introduced the new measures ordered by the president of the Republic with a view to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. This new measure implies preventive self-isolation for 14 days to travelers arriving from China, Italy, France and Spain. Self-isolation is mandatory and must be carried out at the traveler's hotel or home ...

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 | February 2018

Last year the Colombian Congress issued Law 1841, which incorporated the Free Trade Agreement (“FTA”) between Colombia and Israel into the Colombian legal system. Currently, the law approving the Treaty is under review by the Colombian Constitutional Court for its definitive entry into force ...

Brigard Urrutia | November 2017

Latin America’s current economic growth levels are among the world’s highest, and the region is preparing its regulations to meet new economic challenges. As such, the fostering of foreign trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) is important to increase GDP growth, create job opportunities, and improve logistics and production ...

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 ...

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