||ALMAVIVA S.A.__ Almaviva is a Company whose main objective is logistic integration for professional handling of merchandise.__Almaviva is part of _Grupo Aval_ _Aval Group_, the most important financial group in Colombia. __CERTIFICATIONS :ISO 9001:2000 for custom clearance services, warehousing and physical distribution of merchandise. BASC Certification for security processes as a warehouse. INVIMA: Certification in good manufacturing practices for codification, thermoforming and storage of pharmaceutical products of all types and forms of medication, including those that need refrigeration. ICA: Certification in good manufacturing practices for preparation and conditioning of veterinarian medicines.__SERVICES__TRANSPORTE__ _ International Transportation__ Almaviva coordinates movement of merchandise from Colombia to any world destination and from any part of the world to Colombia.__Through Almaviva_s strategic ally, Hellmann World Wide Logistics, customers are provided with complete follow-up and positioning of shipment _tracking and tracing_.__ _ Local Transportation__ Almaviva transports all kinds of merchandise within Colombian territory. Strategic alliances with main transportation companies, authorized by the Ministry of Transportation, guarantee availability and fulfillment of time tables.Almaviva coordinates all processes involved eliminating need of contracting complementary services.__FOREIGN TRADE__ _ Imports__ Almaviva coordinates all proceedings related to import processes of merchandise that enter to Colombian territory.__Almaviva acts as a Customs Clearance Broker, representing different companies before the DIAN _National Department of Taxes and Customs Tariffs_ during their foreign trade operation.__Almaviva has DIAN authorized Customs Warehouses in the main ports of entry and Free Zones of the country.___ Exports__ Almaviva advises, coordinates, and deals with departure of merchandise from customs areas in Colombia to another country or to free zones. Almaviva advises, coordinates and deals with DIAN authorized customs areas, to highly exporting companies _ALTEX_. __Almaviva deals with and controls the ordinary exports and re-export process.__Almaviva offers outsourcing services in foreign trade processes in both, Almaviva_s and customer_s locations _in house_.__ Almaviva has a BASC Certification endorsed by U.S.A. customs authorities.__WAREHOUSING __Almaviva guards and preserves your merchandise in warehouses.__Almaviva_s warehousing offers diverse storage possibilities depending on type of merchandise _racks, yards, sheds, etc.._ __The 190.000 square meters of warehousing around the country allows adequate storage for all kinds of merchandise.__- Merchandise are protected by modern safety and security systems.__- Available infrastructure allows storage of different types of merchandise.__- According to client needs, exclusive areas can be arranged.__- Personnel trained by Almaviva are available for administration of third _ party warehouses _Outsourcing_.__ _Free Zone_: Almaviva guards and keeps merchandise in Free Zones, which presents customers with several possibilities and benefits with regard to customs, foreign money exchange, foreign trade, fiscal and commercial benefits. __ _Customs warehousing zones_:Store merchandise in DIAN authorized zones as public customs warehouses. __ _Silos_: Almaviva provides services for storing, cleaning and drying grains.__ _Pharmaceutical products Storage_:Almaviva has custom made warehouses to store and handle pharmaceutical products.___Refrigerated Rooms_: Refrigerated Rooms are available for storage of merchandise that need temperature control for their preservation.__PICKING, PACKING AND DISTRIBUTION __ Almaviva uses electronic data interchange sytems _EDI_ to receive orders from clients, to generate processes for assembling and repacking, to generate documents and to print invoices, and to take care of final delivery of merchandise.__FINANCIAL SERVICES__Almaviva may provide financial services as a General Deposit Store and through Bogota Bank.__Almaviva is a subsidiary of Aval Financial Group and is permitted to offer different financial services through Bogota Bank.__Forward __This is a contract whose terms commit Banco de BogotŠ to buy or sell al some future date, foreign currency at a specific rate which is defined at the time of transaction.__Prefinancing of exports__These are credits named in a foreign currency awarded to exporters who require working capital.__Buying of accounts receivables__This the sale by an exporter of its accounts receivables in foreign currency, to Banco de Bogota.__ Banco de BogotŠ acquires payment instruments received by exporter from foreign buyer thus providing exporter immediate liquidity.__Money collection from export and import transactions__Description: This is a mechanism by which seller sends through Banco de BogotŠ commercial and_or financial documentation originated in foreign trade operations, to administrate collection proceedings.__Bank Guarantees: These are instruments issued by Banco de Bogota by which it is committed directly or through a corresponding bank, to pay a given amount of money originated by any situation that results in failure to comply with terms and conditions established in the guarantee, to a given beneficiary.__Leasing Bogota: Financial solution that offers the possibility of acquiring goods paying a rent with an option to buy during a time interval permitted by the negotiation.__FiduBogota: Management of third parties resources maximizing profitability and risk especially oriented to exportation companies.__Pawnbroker_s bonds: Issue of credits by pledge of security on merchandise.__Certificate of Deposit: Almaviva issues a document that incorporates rights of owner of deposited merchandise.
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