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Customs will not charge taxes for COVID-19 medical supplies

By Orpan - 08/04/2020
Customs will not charge taxes for COVID-19 medical supplies

Through three resolutions, Bolivia’s Customs established that no taxes will be charge for the importation of all medical supplies necessary for treating the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The measures also order Customs official to dispatch all administrative procedures of such supplies within 24 hours.

“Customs complies with all the provisions of the Government and guarantees the arrival of merchandise through air, sea and road points, dispatching the products into the national markets in the least possible time,” said Customs President Jorge Hugo Lozada.

National quarantine measures remain in effect in Bolivia through April 15, 2020.
 

By Orpan - 08/04/2020
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ORPAN was established in 1955 by brothers Joaquin Soruco (1908 – 1984) and Gonzalo Soruco (1910 – 1994). It was one of the first specialized law firms in patent and trademark matters in Bolivia.

The daughter of co-founder Joaquín Soruco, Mrs. Pilar Soruco, took over the direction of ORPAN in 1986.

At present, Mrs. Soruco is the main partner of ORPAN, working with a specialized team of more than 20 attorneys, assistants and paralegals. Among them is Mr. Wolfgang Ohnes, who previously was National Director of the Bolivian Patent and Trademarks Office and practitioner in the private sector since year 2000 in local and regional IP law firms.