Tax Law Department trains DIAN officials on the new Customs Regulation Decree

This study topic will be addressed in the Specialization in Customs and Foreign Trade Law.

On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the Externado held a training event exclusively for officials of the Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales – DIAN – (National Tax and Customs Office). The session addressed Decree 1165 of July 2, 2019, comprising the new Colombian Customs Regime, issued with the purpose to provide security, stability, and legal certainty for the development of foreign trade operations, and revoking the staggered validity term scheme established by Decree 390 of 2016, modified by Decree 349 of 2018.

The new Customs Regulation Decree responds to the need for a clear normative framework governing import, export, and transit procedures applicable to ports, airports, and border crossings, to surpass a period of uncertainty regarding the validity of the different provisions of the customs regulation. In this way, the Decree studied responds to the principle of transparency and turns out to be a relevant and concrete trade facilitation step.

In the event, presided by Carolina Acosta Ramos, Professor-researcher of our House of Studies’ Tax Law Department; Sonia Cristina Uribe Vásquez, Deputy Director of Foreign Trade; Ana Ceila Beltrán Amado, Customs Technician, and Liliana Cadavid, Customs Registration of the General Customs Office, also participated 363 central level DIAN and Bogotá Customs Office officials.

Decree 1165 of 2019, enacted August 2, 2019, will be part of the topics studied in the Specialization in Customs and Foreign Trade Law. Registrations for the Specialization are now open in Bogotá and Cartagena.