IMPLEMENTATION OF ECONOMIC MEASURES AS AN EFFECT OF COVID-19

In the recent weeks, the Central Government has been forced to implement different economic measures so that Bolivians can cover their most basic needs and resist the period of quarantine.

Thus, from Supreme Decree No. 4200 of March 25 of 2020, we found materialized economic measures such as the Family Bonus, the Family Basket, the reduction of service rates, among others. These measures are detailed through the following table

MODIFICATIONS TO COMMON PRACTICES AS AN EFFECT OF COVID-19

At the same time that the Central Government was implementing economic measures to mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19, a series of modifications were made to different routine activities that, although they do not consist of new benefits or monetary incentives, are important because they affect the Bolivian population behavior, as we detailed below:

Abril 09, 2020

Mariana Soria Galvarro

 


Esta publicación contiene información de interés general, por lo que no debe ser interpretada como una opinión legal. En caso de que necesite asesoramiento legal específico, puede contactarnos a través de nuestra página web www.gg-lex.com, el correo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o por nuestras redes sociales.

NORMATIVE EVOLUTION REGARDING COVID-19 IN BOLIVIA

(From March 25th, to April 15th)

 

We are experiencing a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous moment. It is our intention to keep you informed so you can take the best decisions during this difficult period.

We have prepared a brief summary and a compilation of recent regulations issued in Bolivia related with the emergency situation originated by COVID-19 (updated April 15th). Among these, we highlight the following:

  • Total Quarantine was extended throughout the Bolivian territory until April 30, 2020.
  • The validity of labor authorizations and vehicle circulation permits are automatically extended until April 30th, 2020.
  • The Government authorized the contracting of an annual collective insurance for health-care professionals infected by COVID-19. The insurance coverage is equal to Bs. 100,000 (US$ 14,368) for each health-care professional.
  • Free treatment for COVID-19 is granted only through public health entities.
  • During the period of health emergency, health-care professionals are exempt from the application of double salary prohibition and the maximum public salary limitation.
  • Teleworking is regulated as a special form of work.
  • The payment of Employer Contributions from February to May 2020, is extended by thirty (30) calendar days.
  • The term for the presentation of payroll information and payment of Long-Term Social Security Benefits, is extended by sixty (60) days from the removal of the total quarantine.
  • The presentation requirement of the March and April salary payrolls and occupational accidents reports is extended until May 30th, 2020, without fines.
  • The procedure for credit payment deferrals is established, expanding its scope to credit card and leasing operations.
  • Plans and Programs to support MSMEs are established, in order to protect the sources of employment and support the payment of salaries.
  • The Government creates a one time universal benefit “Bono Universal” equivalent to Bs. 500 (US$ 72). It will be granted for all Bolivians from eighteen (18) years of age to those under sixty (60) years of age, who are not employed and do not receive any other benefit.
  • The payment of the Family Benefit is extended to Private Schools, students with disabilities and adult education.
  • The driver's licenses and identity cards expired since January 1st, 2020, can be used until June 30th, 2020.

Additionally, the following compilation of regulations provides easy access to the Bolivian regulations referenced above. This compilation shows the evolution of these measures.


 

Statement No. 17/2020 from the Ministry of Labor of April 15th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://www.mintrabajo.gob.bo/index.php/comunicacion/27-destacados/1284-comunicado-17-2020.html

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4219 of April 14th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7325/decreto-supremo-4219

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4218 of April 14th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7324/decreto-supremo-4218

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4217 of April 14th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7323/decreto-supremo-4217

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4216 of April 14th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7322/decreto-supremo-4216

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4215 of April 14th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7321/decreto-supremo-4215

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4214 of April 14th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7320/decreto-supremo-4214

 

 

Announcement from the Ministry of Government of April 14th, 2020

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4212 of April 8th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7313/decreto-supremo-4212

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4211 of April 8th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7312/decreto-supremo-4211

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4210 of April 8th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7311/decreto-supremo-4210

 

 

Statement No. 14/2020 from the Ministry of Labor of April 8th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://www.mintrabajo.gob.bo/images/Comunicados/2020/comunicado-14-2020.pdf

 

 

Circular ASFI/DNP/CC-2785/2020 of April 6th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://www.asfi.gob.bo/images/ASFI/DOCS/SALA_DE_PRENSA/Cartas_Circulares/CC-2785.pdf

 

 

Administrative Resolution SEGIP/DGE/No.187/2020 of April 6th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://www.segip.gob.bo/6183-2/?fbclid=IwAR0oSBmmHBUDFjfCcTNYiyK7p0Btnh9nw1vo9fObr-IhoN-KtO-xmhSJ9Uk

 

 

Law No. 1294 of April 1st, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7303/ley-1294

 

 

Law No. 1293 of April 1st, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7302/ley-para-la-prevención-contención-y-tratamiento-de-la-infección-por-el-coronavirus-covid-19-1293

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4206 of April 1st, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7305/decreto-supremo-4206

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4205 of April 1st, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7304/decreto-supremo-4205

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4204 of April 1st, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7308/decreto-supremo-4204

 

 

Statement No. 13/2020 from the Ministry of Labor of April 14th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://www.mintrabajo.gob.bo/images/Comunicados/2020/comunicado-13-2020.pdf

 

 

Administrative Resolution SEGIP/DGE/No.184/2020 of April 1st, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://www.segip.gob.bo/resolucion-administrativano184/?fbclid=IwAR2V1lc18uBIyVZUC4Bp3ujpck3Zwiklbxc9323vdgBhCzHV7RE0x1aDUs8

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4203 of March 31st, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7301/decreto-supremo-4203

 

 

Supreme Decree No. 4201 of March 25th, 2020

Please find the cited regulation in the following link:

https://bolivia.infoleyes.com/norma/7280/decreto-supremo-4201

 

 

April 17th, 2020

Luis Gutierrez

  


This article contains general information, so this information must not be understand as a legal opinion. If you need specific legal advice contact us by our web www.gg-lex.com, email us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us by our social networks.

 

  • Apr 24, 2020
  • by Mariana Soria Galvarro

NEW ECONOMIC MEASURES AS AN EFFECT OF COVID - 19

Updated to April 14, 2020


Through the Supreme Decree (D.S) 4200 the Bolivian Government ordered the extension of the quarantine until the first fortnight of April, however, given the alarming increase in cases by COVID-19 in the country, since the D.S 4214, it was decreed to extend the quarantine until on April 30 of 2020, after considering the improvement in the situation in Bolivia against this virus.

Of course, this expansion has severe consequences for the country, for this reason, new economic measures were implemented as a support mechanism for Bolivian families, Micro, Small and Medium-sized companies. The novelties are the following:

On the other hand, the Central Government has regulated labor relations or the provision of services that are developed in the public and private sectors for as long as the quarantine persists. Thus, Teleworking takes place in this Health Emergency as a service provision modality, which consists of carrying out remunerated activities, using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the framework of a contract or relationship of work.

The regulation is as follows:

April 18, 2020

Mariana Soria Galvarro


This publication contains information of general interest, so it should not be interpreted as a legal opinion. In the event that you need specific legal advice, you can contact us through our website www.gg-lex.com, the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through our social networks.

We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…