Colombian legal regime of forestry plantations was amended by the recently enacted Decree 1532 of August 26 of 2019, in order to reinforce the national forestry economy.
The amendments include the introduction of a new registry for protecting and producing-protecting plantations, which shall be managed by the environmental authorities. The registry does not imply an authorization, but only a tool to reinforce control and surveillance of forestry-related activities.
Furthermore, new requirements were introduced regarding forestry harnessing. For instance, the need to file a technical report two months before starting harvesting trees, and registering the plantations before starting harnessing the trees of a plantation.
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development shall issue further regulations within the next six (6) months regarding harnessing isolated trees.