The cars and the booths of Expomovil will stay put at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal while the Tribunal de Apelación Contencioso Administrativo rules on an appeal says the Asociación de Importadores de Vehículos y Maquinaria (Aivema ), following the closing by the municipality on Friday morning.
Aivema said it filed an appeal against the action by the Municipalidad de Belén following the closure Friday morning, less than 24 hours after the fair opened to the public.
Carlos Aguilar and Liliana Aguilar, spokesperson and director of Aivema, respectively, said they will be meeting with car dealers to continue to offer Expomovil deals at their dealerships while the organization fights to re-open the fair that was to have run until March 3.
Municipalidad de Belén officials, accompanied by municipal police, the Fuerza Pública (national police) and the Policia de Tránsito (traffic police) descended on the Pedregal fair grounds Friday morning with a court order in hand, forcing the closure of the event.
Municipal officials say modifications to building’s structure were being done without a building permit forced the closure.