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SENIAT must require certificates, permits, and licenses for taking goods out of the country

Resolution No. 001-2016 of May 17, 2016, issued by the Ministry of State for Foreign Trade and International Investment, was published in Official Gazette No. 40.911 of May 25, 2016. Said Resolution established that the certificates, permits, and licenses required by entities or agencies of the Public Administration in the processes of exportation of non-traditional goods, issued in accordance with Decree No. 2.292 of April 1, 2016, published in Official Gazette No. 6.222 Extraordinary of April 1, 2016, issued by the President of the Republic  and containing the Instructions for Simplification of the Formalities and Processes related to the Exportation of Non-traditional Goods, or any other certificate, permit, or license not regulated by said Decree, must be required by the National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (Servicio Nacional Integrado de Administración Aduanera y Tributaria  - “SENIAT”),  for purposes of taking goods out of the country only when such requirement is prescribed in Annex II to  the Schedule of Customs Duties issued through the Resolution indicated in Resolution No. 001-2016.

 

Among its most significant aspects, the Resolution established:

 

  1. The certificates, permits, and licenses required by entities or agencies of the Public Administration in the processes of exportation of non-traditional goods, issued in accordance with  Decree No.  2.292  of April 1, 2016, published in Official Gazette  No. 6.222 Extraordinary of April 1, 2016, issued by the President of the Republic and containing the Instructions for Simplification of the Formalities and Processes related to the Exportation of Non-traditional Goods or any other certificate, permit, or license not regulated by said Decree but connected with exportation processes, must be required by SENIAT, for purposes of taking the goods out of the country only when such requirement is prescribed for the relevant customs sub-item pursuant to Annex II of the Schedule of Customs Duties issued through Resolution DM/No. 091 of the Ministry of the Popular Power for Banking and Finance of March 31, 2016, published in Official Gazette No. 40.877  of April 1, 2016, or the instrument substituting for the same.

  2. The processing of the certificates, permits, and licenses mentioned above and not prescribed before or any other one having connection with or an impact on the processes of exportation of non-traditional goods will be optional for the exporter. Then, they will be issued only when required by the exporter in order to meet the requirements of the country of destination of the exportation.

  3. The issue of the aforesaid certificates, permits, or licenses will be necessary when the presentation of the same is required in the country of destination, by virtue of international agreements in force executed by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in relation to health matters or otherwise.

  4. The party interested in the exportation will be responsible for verifying the particular requirements for the entry of the goods to the country of destination and on the basis of such verification he will request the issue of the respective certificates, permits, and licenses from the national entities and agencies.

 

The Resolution became effective as from its publication in the Official Gazette of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

 

In order to access the Resolution, please click here.

 

“NOTE: THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE ON ANY SPECIFIC MATTER AND ITS CONTENT ARE INTENDED AS A MANAGEMENT ALERT AS TO CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VENEZUELA, ANY SPECIFIC LEGAL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF NEW OR PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO PARTICULAR SITUATIONS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO TRAVIESO EVANS ARRIA RENGEL & PAZ