2022 - 2023
In recent years it has been shown that a large portion of the liquid fuel supply in the border area between Colombia and Venezuela enters the country illegally because of the enormous price difference of gasoline between the two countries. Despite the efforts of the Colombian government to implement different public policy instruments, fuel smuggling continues to increase and so do the problems associated with it. . Among the negative effects generated for the country by this situation, the following can be highlighted:
One of the measures adopted was the co-financing of projects for the development of business models in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce-Innpulsa and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, in its first version, they supported 920 informal liquid fuel merchants in border areas using an intervention route aimed at improving their production and marketing capacities in other sectors of the economy and promoting, through said improvements, advances in the formalis ation process.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Commerce Innpulsa, in their strategy to implement social reconversion policy instruments, established a second version to accompany informal liquid fuel merchants and selected Swisscontact as the executor to support 300 units’ production activities, benefiting 515 people by strengthening their enterprises.
During this intervention, Swisscontact will strive to: