Resolution number 8, issued by the New Granadine Chamber of Commerce and approved by the Central Bank of Colombia in 2000, during the presidency of Andrés Pastrana, established the collection points for fuel and litigation of diesel allowed to smuggle into Colombia, which in the opinion of the Minister for Foreign Trade, José Gregorio Vielma Mora, has stimulated the rise of this criminal phenomenon.
The liter of gasoline of 91 and 95 octanes is sold in Venezuela in 1.00 and 6.00 bolivars, while in Colombia, where gasoline is of lower octanes, this same liter is sold freely and with the approval of the authorities in 78,000 bolivars, he detailed.
Being more precise, the official pointed out that a person who illegally passes 100 liters of gasoline to Colombia can obtain 7,800,000 bolivars for this fuel, having paid in Venezuelan territory only 100 bolivars.
Colombia, as he continued pointing out, allows by law the passage of 75 liters of fuel and if this level is exceeded, it must be reported to the Directorate of Tax and National Customs (DIAN) for its respective legalization through the payment of a tax rate.
“Resolution number 8 is a plan against Venezuela” that has as its main objective the impoverishment of the Bolivar to have a mechanism of control over the nation, sample of this are the 4,321 exchange houses that operate in Cucuta and the more than 8,000 itinerants sales of money in the capital of the Department of North Santander.
Venezuela, as informed the holder of the portfolio of Foreign Trade, is preparing to give a great battle in the economic plane and counterattack with similar laws on the subject of fuel and the commercialization of Venezuelan products, at international prices, in Colombian territory.