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SICAD Call No. 06-2013

On October 28, 2013, the Venezuelan Central Bank (“BCV”) called for auction No. 06-2013 to be made through the Complementary System of Foreign Currency Administration (Sistema Complementario de Administración de Divisas - “SICAD”). The persons convoked to take part in the auction are the legal persons that meet the requirements established in the rules regulating the SICAD, that did not participate in Special Auctions of Foreign Currency Nos. 01-2013, 02-2013, 03-2013, 04-2013 y 05-2013 called by the VCB on July 11 2013, July 26, 2013, August 20, 2013, October 14, 2013 and October 21, 2013 respectively, or participated but their purchase orders were not awarded, that are domiciled in any part of the national territory, and develop the following activities:

•Legal persons of the food sector, only food products of the Christmas Basket.

•Legal persons of the tobacco and beverages sector, only beverages.

•Legal persons of the automobile sector, only spare parts. .

•Legal persons of the health sector, only laboratory reactive and medical-surgical equipment.

•Legal persons of the paper, cardboard and wood, plastic and glass sector, only raw material and consumable supplies for manufacture.

•Legal persons of the exporting sector, with at least three (3) years in the exporting activity.

Description of the auction:

Total amount of the auction: USD 93,000,000.00.

Minimum amount per purchase order: USD 5,000.00.

Maximum amount per purchase order USD 0.5% of the amount of the auction.

Multiple per purchase order: USD 1,000.00.

Also, the call is addressed to the natural persons residing in the national territory who meet the requirements established in the rules regulating the SICAD and did not participate in Special Auctions of Foreign Currency Nos. 01-2013, 02-2013, 03-2013 , 04-2013 and 05-2013 called by the VCB on July 11, 2013, July 26, 2013, August 20, 2013, October 14, 2013 and October 21, 2013, respectively, or who participated but their purchase orders were not awarded, regardless of the case for which the relevant purchase order was submitted, and who are in the cases established in article 19, letters (b), (c), and (d) of Resolution No. 13-07-01 of 07/02/2013: expenses of studies abroad, expenses related to health recovery, scientific research, sports, culture, and other cases of special urgency: payment of goods required for provision of professional services.

An amount of USD 7,000,000.00 will be auctioned to natural persons out of the total amount of the auction; a minimum amount of US$ 500 and a maximum amount of US$ 2,500 may be requested.

The receipt of purchase orders from both natural and legal persons begins on Tuesday, October 29 and ends on Wednesday, October 30. On Friday, November 1, the VCB will inform the amount auctioned and the total amount awarded. The process will be completed on Tuesday, November 5, date on which the amounts awarded will be paid.

In order to access the call for Auction No. 06-2013, please click here:

www.bcv.org.ve/c5/sicad/convosicad052013pj.pdf ‎ and www.bcv.org.ve/c5/sicad/convosicad012013pj.pdf

 

 

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