It speaks of an advantage or economic benefit that is obtained from a business, it is a tax that in the old royal monarchy was imposed for the importation of salt and cocoa. In the middle ages it was the tax that people had to pay to the feudal, it was a kind of tribute that happened with great frequency, due to the passage of history it is read that there is recorded documentation that this was done, since it was more easier to collect than other types of amount. In France, the gabelle was introduced on the salt business.

In Spain something similar was also used as in other countries, something that only the poor paid, a condition that the rich took advantage of because they belonged to high birth, they were left out of it, in general it is all kinds of tax charged by the state. At present, this type of tax is still taken into account, which the government distributes to the needs of its country such as roads, health or the improvement of education, but in many cases these amounts can be astronomical.

In Colombia to give gabela is a form of everyday dialect, it is to give an advantage, ease over something or something, as in Argentina that an advantage is offered to a person in some competition or race, it is to give a space of time of 5 minutes or more , is to give the gavel to someone in advance. The duties or taxes are applied in different percentages and to different areas of commerce that every business or company must pay, for importing and exporting to exemptions such as the so-called free zones that are free of this and do not pay any type of tax amount for their products. , since these businesses are not charged for their purchases.