The Central Bank (BCRA) approved a relaxation of the rule that governs access to the Single Free Exchange Market (MULC), by allowing companies to pay for imports in advance, as long as they are capital goods. In this way, it set aside the requirement that it established, in the case of capital goods produced to order, that importers could only access foreign exchange when the good was in the port of origin. It is an adaptation of Communication "A 7030" that established that companies that need dollars to buy imported goods back them with the same amount of exported dollars. The rule, which was extended until June 30, also establishes that companies with funds declared abroad must have “these resources to pay commercial obligations abroad" before being able to buy foreign currency in the local market. In addition, it restricted access to companies that have carried out dollar purchase and sale operations through the stock market (with settlement and MEP dollar) in the last 90 days. In the first two months of 2021, imports of capital goods reached US $ 1.455 billion and presented an increase of 25.8% compared to the same period in 2020, according to Indec data.