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In brief

On 7 December 2022, Venezuela established the Tienditas Sub-Customs Office, which oversees imports, exports, and transit as well as the provision of transshipment and postal parcel services for the Tienditas international bridge border area.

Presidential Decree No. 4.752 of 7 December 2022 (“Decree“)1, Venezuela has established a Sub-Customs office for the Tienditas border area. The Decree entered into force upon publication.

In further detail

The Decree establishes the following: 

  1. The creation of the Tienditas Sub-Customs Office. The office is managed by the Main Customs Office of San Antonio del Táchira and is headquartered at the National Center of Border Attention (NCBA).
  2. Authorization for the sub-customs office to oversee imports, exports, transit, and transshipment and postal parcel services for the Tienditas border area.
  3. The National Integrated Service of Customs and Tax Administration (SENIAT) will issue the corresponding rulings and execute the corresponding actions to initiate the Tienditas Sub-Customs Office operations.
  4. The Decree will be executed by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade together with the Coordinator of the Ureña – San Antonio Border Special Economic Zone.
  5. The Decree became effective on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

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1.  Presidential Decree No. 4.752, Official Gazette No. 42.521 of 7 December 2022.


Manuel Marín has been with Baker McKenzie since 1998 and became partner in 2002. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as chief attorney of the tax division of Legislación Económica, and held varios management positions in the Venezuelan Customs and Tax Administration (SENIAT). Manuel has authored and co-authored various key publications and has spoken extensively in several customs and tax seminars and conferences. He has been a trade and customs professor in the advanced program for counseling and tax administration at the Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET), and has given extension courses in the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), the Universidad Católica Andres Bello (UCAB), and the Escuela Nacional de Administración y Hacienda Pública (ENAHP).


Marie Roschelle Carolina Quintero Sabino is an Associate in Baker McKenzie, Caracas office.


Maria Uzcategui is an Associate in Baker McKenzie, Caracas office.

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