Presidential Decree No.9.388, published in Official Gazette No.40.112 of 18 February 2013, exonerated the payment of VAT on the final importation of certain tangible goods by agencies and entities of the National Public Power, to be used solely for the execution of the project named "Consolidation of the Industrial Capacity of the Public Sector that manufactures Various Containers for the Venezuelan People" (Consolidación de la Capacidad Industrial del Sector Público de Envases Diversos para el Pueblo Venezolano). The goods exonerated are lined paper and cardboard, impregnated or lined on both faces with plastic, whitened, with a weight over 150 gm/sq m, of the types used in the food industry, including printed material, except for adhesives. Decree 9.388 became effective on 18 February 2013. The exoneration will last until 18 February 2015.