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National Electric Coordinator Opens a Public Consultation Process to Set Criteria for the Application of the Open Access Regime
Carey, June 2021

On June 9, 2021, the National Electric Coordinator (“CEN”) opened a public consultation process on  a draft Internal Procedure (the "IP") that will provide the criteria applicable to the Open Access Regime established in Articles 79° and 80° of the General Law of Electric Services ("LGSE"), as a result of the entry into force of the Regulation on Transmission Systems and Transmission Planning (the "Regulation")...

Congress Approves Bill that Contemplates New Tax Measures for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Companies
Carey, June 2021

On June 10, 2021, the National Congress approved the bill that establishes new tax measures to support micro, small and medium-sized companies in the context of the crisis generated by Covid-19. The bill, which is awaiting the final formalities of enactment and publication, includes the following tax measures: Temporary reduction of the penal interest rate for SMEs from 1...

Benefits of the Employment Protection Law and Law that Makes the Requirements for Access to Unemployment Insurance More Flexible are Extended
Carey, June 2021

On June 2nd, 2021, Decree No.930 of the Ministry of Finance (hereinafter, the “Decree”) was published in the Official Gazette, which extends the enforcement of the benefits established in title I of Law No.21,227 (“Employment Protection Act”) and in Law No.21,263 (that temporarily amends the requirements to access and increases the amounts of the benefits of the unemployment insurance), granting new provisions with charge to the unemployment mutual aid fund...

New Cybercrime Law
Veirano Advogados, June 2021

New Cybercrime Law is enacted by the Brazilian President and provides for a considerable increase in penalties for hacking into computer devices, theft and embezzlement perpetrated electronically or through the Internet. In addition to providing more severe penalties for cybercrimes, Law No. 14,155 of May 28, 2021 establishes the victim's place of residence as the competent jurisdiction to prosecute cybercrime...

Provision No. 357/2021 of the National Directorate for Consumer Defense and Consumer Arbitration: New Sectors will be Compelled to Include the “Cancel Services Button” on their Web Pages
Beccar Varela, June 2021

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Batteries and Electrical and Electronic Devices: The Ministry of the Environment Initiates the Process of Drafting the Supreme Decree that will Set Forth…
Carey, June 2021

On May 28, 2021, Exempt Resolution No. 310, dated April 16, 2021 of the Ministry of the Environment was published in the Official Gazette. By means of such resolution, the Ministry of the Environment initiates the process of drafting the Supreme Decree that will set forth collection and recovery goals and other related obligations for batteries and electrical and electronic devices. Regulated priority products: "Batteries" and "Electrical and Electronic devices"...

Law of Safe Return to Presential Work is Published
Carey, June 2021

On June 1st, 2021, the Law No. 21,342 (hereinafter, the “Law”) was published in the Official Gazette, establishing protocols for occupational health safety and a mandatory health insurance for safe, gradual return to presential work. The above, in the context of the health alert caused by the Covid-19 disease in Chile...

Real Time Newsletter - June 1, 2021
Brigard Urrutia, June 2021

New measures for state contracting for economic reactivation. Through Decree 579 of 2021, issued on May 31 by the National Planning Department, certain transitory paragraphs enshrined in Decree 1082 of 2015 or the sole Regulatory Decree of the Administrative Planning Sector, were replaced in matters of state contracting...

Chilean Labor Board Publishes Electronic Remuneration Book
Carey, May 2021

Effective March 15th, 2021, the Electronic Remuneration Book (hereinafter "ERB") is available on the Labor Board's platform. The ERB is intended for employers to report, in a standardized and monthly manner, the payment of remunerations made to their employees. The regulation of the new ERB is contained mainly in the Labor Board’s Ruling No...

New Conditional Health Registration of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, May 2021

Digemid authorized Pfizer the second conditional sanitary registration of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in the United States. A total of 4 vaccines authorized by the Peruvian health authority are added to this registry...

Brazilian Government Initiates Public Consultation on Free Trade Agreements Between Mercosur and Vietnam and Indonesia
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade, of the Ministry of Economy, published Notice nº 32/2021, initiating public consultations on the negotiations of Free Trade Agreements between Mercosur and Vietnam and Mercosur and Indonesia...

Environmental, Licensing: Bill on New Licensing Proceedings is Approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved the Bill 3729/2004, which brings new rules for the federal environmental licensing proceedings. On May 13th, 2021, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved the Bill 3729/2004 (“Bill”), which brings new rules for the federal environmental licensing proceedings...

Consumer Protection Department Report Secretariat of Commerce Resolution No. 485/2021: Law No. 27,545 – Regulation of Subsection c) of Article 7
Beccar Varela, May 2021

Secretary of Commerce Resolution No. 485/2021, published in the Official Gazette on May 12th, 2021, regulates subsection C) of Article 7 of Law of Supermarket Shelves No. 27,545 [1], which establishes that the cheapest products per unit of measure must be situated at an equidistant height between the first and last shelf. The Resolution establishes that the value to be considered is the lowest in the price list offered to the consumer on a “non-transitory basis”, i.e...

SENACON Enacts New Ordinance on Companies' Obligation to Register in the Consumidor.gov Platform (Ordinance n° 12/2021, April 5, 2021)
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

SENACON enacted a new ordinance bringing changes to the list of suppliers who must register in the Consumidor.gov platform, revoking the previous ordinance that regulated the matter. SENACON enacted a new ordinance bringing changes to the list of suppliers who must register in the Consumidor.gov platform, revoking the previous ordinance that regulated the matter...

SENACON enacts new ordinance on temporary suspension of the maximum time for direct contact with an attendant in Customer Service (Ordinance nº 155, April 13th, 2021)
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

A new ordinance enacted by SENACON became effective on April 14 bringing changes to the maximum time allowed for a customer to wait for direct contact with an attendant in Customer Service (SAC). A new ordinance enacted by SENACON became effective on April 14 bringing changes to the maximum time allowed for a customer to wait for direct contact with an attendant in Customer Service (SAC)...

Law No. 21,327 on the Modernization of the Labor Board (Dirección del Trabajo)
Carey, May 2021

On April 30th, 2021, Law No. 21,327 (hereinafter, the "Act ") was published in the Official Gazette. Its purpose is to modernize the Labor Board (the "LB" or the "Service") and itwill become effective as of October 1st, 2021...

Banking and Financial Institutions and Tax Law Departments Report Decree No. 301/2021: Regulation of Tax on Credits and Debits
Beccar Varela, May 2021

Through Decree No. 301/2021, published in the Official Gazette on May 8th, 2021 (the “Decree”), the National Executive Power provided certain modifications to the Tax on Credits and Debits in Argentine Bank Accounts and Other Operations (the “Tax”), established by Competitiveness Law No 25,413 and its amendments (the “CL”)...

Law No. 21,320 Amends the Chilean Consumer Protection Act on Extrajudicial Collection Proceedings
Carey, May 2021

On April 20, 2021, Law No. 21,320 (the “ Law ”), which amends Law No. 19,496 on Chilean Consumer Protection Act (“ CPA ”) regarding extrajudicial collection proceedings and other consumers' rights was published in the official gazette. The Law, which shall be effective immediately, introduced several amendments to the CPA, regarding new principles that will inform the extrajudicial collection proceedings, new duties and legal limitations to suppliers...

Environmental, Mining: Tailings Management - New Standards
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The International Council on Mining & Metals published new standards for tailings management, aiming to assist mining companies to improve their performance and to comply with safety and environmental requirements...

Brazil’s Supreme Court Rules on Reduction of Patent Validity Terms
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Federal Supreme Court of Brazil concluded the judgment of the lawsuit claiming the unconstitutionality of the sole paragraph of article 40, of the Industrial Property Law, referring to the minimum term of validity of patents in Brazil...

New Information Requirement for Producers of Priority Products in the Context of the EPR Law
Carey, May 2021

By means of Resolution No. 375 , dated May 3, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment has instructed a new information request for producers of priority products, in the context of Law No. 20,920 on Waste Management, Extended Producer Responsibility and Recycling Promotion ( "EPR Law")...

Project that Modifies the Industrial Property Law in Chile is approved by Congress
Carey, May 2021

With the purpose of improving the Industrial Property system in Chile, in July 2018, the Government entered a bill that sought to partially modify Law No. 19,039 on Industrial Property and Law No. 20,524, which creates the National Institute of Industrial Property (the “ Project ”). After overcoming several stages, Congress communicated its definitive approval of the Project on April 20 th , 2021...

FMC Amends Regulation on Checks and Banking Checking Accounts
Carey, April 2021

Considering the increasing disuse of the check as payment method, from January 11 to January 29, 2021, the Financial Market Commission (“ FMC ”) kept opened a public consultation process on an amendment to Chapter 2-2 of its Updated Regulations Compendium, to allow banks to offer checkless checking accounts to the general public...

New Tax Measures to Mitigate the Impact of the Health Emergency on People and Companies are Published
Carey, April 2021

On April 24, Supreme Decree No. 611 of the Ministry of Finance was published, which authorizes some authorities to extend and establish certain tax measures to mitigate the impact of the health emergency caused by COVID-19 on people and companies...

EFFECTS ON PENSIONS REGULATION of Law No. 21,314 that Regulates the Market Agents and Pension Advisors
Carey, April 2021

On April 13, 2021, Law No. 21,314 was published in the Official Gazette, which, among other matters, set new transparency requirements and reinforce the responsibilities of market agents (the " Law "). Relevant modifications to the current pensions' regulation: Amendments to Decree No. 3,500 (“Pension Funds Act”) ...

 

 

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