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SICAD Call No. 13-2013

On December 17, 2013, the Venezuelan Central Bank (“VCB”) called for auction No. 13-2013 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, 05-2013, 06-2013, 07-2013, 08-2013, 09-2013, 10-2013, 11-2013 and 12-2013, called by the VCB on July 11, 2013; July 26, 2013; August 20, 2013; October 14, 2013; October 21, 2013; October 28, 2013; November 5, 2013, November 11, 2013, November 18, 2013, November 25, 2013, December 03, 2013, and December 10, 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:

1. Legal persons of the food sector, only finished products (food) and consumable supplies and raw material for the manufacture of the same.

2. Legal persons of the chemical sector, only consumable supplies and raw material for the manufacture of packing materials and containers for agro-industrial use and for medicines.

3. Legal persons of the health sector, only packing materials and containers for medicines.

 

Description of the auction:

Total amount of the auction: USD 90,000,000.00.

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, 05-2013, 06-2013, 07-2013, 08-2013, 09-2013, 10-2013, 11-2013, and 12-2013, called by the VCB on July 11, 2013; July 26, 2013; August 20, 2013; October 14, 2013; October 21, 2013; October 28, 2013; November 5, 2013, November 11, 2013, November 18, 2013, November 25, 2013, December 3, 2013 and December 10, 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), and (c) 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.

 

An amount of USD 10,000,000.00 will be auctioned to natural persons out of the total amount of the auction; a minimum amount of USD 500 and a maximum amount of USD 2,500 may be requested.

The receipt of purchase orders from both natural and legal persons begins on Wednesday, December 18 and ends on Thursday, December 19. On Monday, December 23, the VCB will inform the amount auctioned and the total amount awarded. The process will be completed on Thursday, December 26, date on which the amounts awarded will be paid.

 

In order to access the call for Auction No. 13-2013, please click here:

 

http://www.bcv.org.ve/c5/sicad/convosicad132013pj.pdf

http://www.bcv.org.ve/c5/sicad/convosicad132013pn.pdf 

 

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