Amid the current global pandemic, freight cost from China to Colombia has increased by 300% in some cases, revealed the president of the National Association for Foreign Trade (Index). Before, transporting a container from China was $ 2,000 while today is $ 8,000 on average.
Revenues collected have fallen by 4.7% in 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. Gross tax collection is $5,24 billion (COP 18.47 billion) at the moment, revealed DIAN yesterday.
IDB Invest, a member of the Inter-american Development Banks -IDB Group, has provided a senior loan of up to $20 million to Procaps S.A. to support the expansion plan of the Colombian pharmaceutical company. The loan will be used to increase the supply of quality pharmaceutical products, support innovation and dissemination of knowledge, increase its product offering and strengthen its value chain
Severance payments reached $2,6 billion (COP 9.22 trillion) in Colombia between January 1 and February 15, 2021. It is an increase of 1.7% compared to the same period in 2020. Porvenir received the highest with $1,2 billion (COP 3,55 billion), followed by Protection $953 million ($ 2.70 billion) and Fondo Nacional de Ahorro $771 million (COP 2.22 billion).
Colombia will pay $1,29 billion of global bonds in March, earlier than planned, by using funds it raised in international capital markets last month, the finance ministry said on Tuesday.