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SICAD Call No. 22-2014

On August 8, 2014, the National Center of Foreign Trade (Centro Nacional de Comercio Exterior - “CENCOEX”), called for foreign currency Auction No. 22-2014, to be made through the Complementary System of Foreign Currency Administration (Sistema Complementario de Administración de Divisas - “SICAD”), acting through the Venezuelan Corporation of Foreign Trade (Corporación Venezolana de Comercio Exterior – “CORPOVEX”) and the Universal Public Banking. The persons convoked to take part in the Auction are the following legal persons that have been incorporated for at least forty-eight (48) months, that have been performing regular imports for the last two (2) years, meet the requirements established in the rules regulating SICAD, are duly registered with the Registry of Users of the Foreign Currency Administration System (Registro de Usuarios del Sistema de Administración de Divisas - “RUSAD”) and are domiciled in the national territory:

 

• Legal persons of the Hardware (Ferretería) Sector: Purchase orders must be made through the Universal Public Banking.

• Legal persons of the Sector of Parts for Electronic Equipment: Purchase orders must be made through the Universal Public Banking.

• Legal persons of the Sector of Books and Publishing Companies: Purchase orders must be made through the Universal Public Banking.

• Legal persons of the Food Sector: Purchase orders must be made through CORPOVEX.

 

Description of the Auction:

 

• Total amount of the auction: USD. 220,000,000.00.

• Minimum amount per purchase order: USD. 5,000.00.

• Maximum amount per purchase order: 2.5% of the total amount of the Auction. Variable amount for the importation made through CORPOVEX.

• Multiple per purchase order: USD. 1,000.00.

 

The call imposes on the legal persons favored by the Auction the obligation to execute a Faithful Performance Contract for Exchange Transactions. It also states that the legal persons that have an Authorization for Acquisition of Foreign Currency (“AAD”) or Authorization for Payment of Foreign Currency (“ALD”), issued by the Foreign Currency Administration Commission (Comisión de Administración de Divisas - “CADIVI”) may participate in the Auction.

 

The receipt of purchase orders began on Monday, August 11, at 9:00 a.m. and will end on Thursday, August 14, at 3:30 p.m. On Monday, August 18, CENCOEX will inform the amount auctioned and the total amount awarded. The process will be completed on Thursday, August 21, date on which the amounts awarded will be paid.

 

In order to access the call for Auction No. 22-2014, please click here:

http://www.cadivi.gob.ve/images/stories/pdfs/Sicad/Convocatoria/convocatoria_sicad22.pdf


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