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New Instructions for Movement Permits for Essential Workers
Carey, June 2020

According to the announcements of the authority in recent days, the new instructions for movement permits (hereinafter “Instructions”) were published on June 12, which will be effective as of Monday, June 15 at 05:00 am. The main modifications introduced by this new version of the instructions are the following: 1. Types of collective permits...

CORFO Creates Green Credit to Boost Investment in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Circular Economy Projects.
Carey, June 2020

On June 11, 2020, Resolution No. 29/2020 (“RES 29”) of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (“CORFO”), which approved the regulations that will govern the “Green Credit” program, was published in the Official Gazette. The RES 29 aims to endorse the investment in renewable energy projects during the economic contingency arising post Covid-19. (https://www.corfo.cl/sites/cpp/sala_de_prensa/nacional/10_06_2020_corfo_crea_credito_verde)...

SERNAC Begins the Process of Monitoring Compliance with Law No. 20,009 which Limits Users' Liability for Fraud
Carey, June 2020

New Law No. 21,234, which amends and replaces Law No. 20,009, entered into force on May 29th, 2020. This norm aims to provide more protection to consumers and extending the liability of financial institutions against payment card and electronic transaction fraud...

Law No.21,234: Modifies the Criminal Offence of Fraudulent Use of Payment Cards and Electronic Transactions
Carey, June 2020

On May 29th, 2020, Law No. 21,234 was enacted (the"New Law"), amending and replacing completely Law No. 20,009, which establishes the “Regime of limitation of liability for users, of unauthorized use of means of payment”, expanding its scope of application, establishing a new liability regime for and a new catalogue of conducts which constitute the criminal offence of “fraudulent use of payment cards and electronic transactions”. Modifies Law No...

10 Questions about the Impact of COVID-19 on Public Private Partnerships in Peru (PPP)
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, June 2020

Is the operation of PPP projects suspended? No. The State of National Emergency (in force from March 15 to June 30, 2020) has not affected the operation of PPP projects related to the provision of public and/or essential goods and services. Currently, it is also permitted to perform activities included in Phases 1 and 2 of the "Economic Reactivation Plan"(“Plan”) approved by the Central Government. See Exhibit I...

Real Time COVID-19 Bulletin - Week of June 15, 2020
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Bogotá DC Mayor's Office is preparing a package of new measures for the city The Bogota City Hall has advanced a series of new measures in order to continue fighting the expansion of COVID-19. Particularly, the orange alert has been declared in the hospital system of Intensive Care Units, with which, the District Health Secretariat will give guidelines on patient care and will manage their referral to ICUs...

Current Coronavirus Travel Restrictions in Brazil
Veirano Advogados, June 2020

Since March 2020, travel restrictions apply to foreign nationals entering Brazil. At present, Ordinance No. 255, valid until 21 June 2020, provides for several exceptions in addition to that for born and naturalised Brazilians...

Legal Impacts of Covid-19 (Version 2)
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, June 2020

The purpose of this special report (the “Report”) is to inform the legal considerations and initial impacts that may affect the operation of a business as a result of the state of emergency for fourteen (14) days from March 16, 2020 (the “State of Emergency”) declared through Supreme Decree No...

Law No. 21,232 that Amends Law No. 21,227, Which Authorizes Access to the Benefits of the Unemployment Insurance under Law No. 19,728 in Exceptional Circumstances, in the Matters it Indicates
Carey, June 2020

On April 6, 2020, Law No. 21,227 entered into effect, authorizing access to the benefits of the unemployment insurance in the context of the sanitary crisis caused by Covid-19 (hereinafter, the “Law on Employment Protection” or “LEP”). In order to improve the practical application and implementation of the aforementioned act, on June 1, 2020, Law No...

Commission for the Financial Market Pronounces Regarding the Scope of the Application and Effects of the New Article 30 of Law No. 21,227 - Covid Unemployment Insurance Law
Carey, June 2020

The Commission for the Financial Market (“ CMF ”), on May 28, 2020, has issued the Official Letter No. 22,260 (the “ Official Letter ”) in response to the pronouncement request sent by the Treasury Minister of the Chilean Government, Mr Ignacio Briones Rojas, to clarify the scope of the enforcement and the effects of the new article 30 of Law No. 21,227, which empowers the access to the unemployment insurance benefits provided in Law No...

Suspension of Electoral Processes and Extension of the Union Directors' Office
Carey, June 2020

On May 29th, 2020, Law Nr. 21,235 which temporarily suspends electoral processes in labor unions, extending the term of union leaders and delegates’ office (hereinafter, the “Law”), was published in the Chilean Official Gazette...

Circular No. 38 and Resolution No. 56: Tax Authority Gives Instructions on the Temporary Reduction of the Stamp Tax Rate
Carey, June 2020

On May 25, 2020, the Chilean IRS issued instructions on the temporary decrease to 0% of the Stamp Tax rate accrued between April 1 and September 30, 2020 (the "0% Rate Term"). In general terms, the Circular establishes the following: Although this is a transitory decrease, it benefits extensions and renewals made during the 0% Rate Term, which are linked to documents originally granted and taxed. This represents a change of criteria by the Chilean IRS...

Mexico: Federal Technical Guidelines Regarding Strategy for Reopening of Activities
Haynes and Boone, LLP, June 2020

The technical guidelines described below are a follow up to the order establishing the strategy for the reopening and return to social, educational, and economic activities published on May 14, 2020, which was subsequently amended (the “Order”). Our alert on the Order and its amendment can be found here and here...

External Circular No. 019 -2020 of the UPME
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Regarding its functions, the UPME has been monitoring the demand for electrical energy and natural gas on a daily basis, in order to identify the impact of the measures taken to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the consumption of these energies. The following conclusions have been reached from this monitoring: Energy demand fell in April by 16.92% compared to the average scenario projected by the UPME and by 11.10% so far in May...

New Modification of Financial Statement Presentation Dates
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

The Circular 100-000010 of May 26, 2020 states the following deadlines: Deadlines for submission of financial statements at 31 December 2019 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 Last two digits of the NIT Maximum deadline for sending information in the year 2020 01-06  Wednesday 3, June   54- 59  Wednesday 17, June 07-12 Thursday 4, June

Real Time COVID-19 Bulletin - Week of June 1, 2020
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

Bogota, Cali and Cartagena will maintain the isolation measures for a while longer.Find out here about the latest decisions incorporated by the mayors of Bogotá, Cali and Cartagena on the conditions under which they decide to extend all mandatory preventive isolation measures, Bogotá and Cali until June 15, 2020 and Cartagena for another month...

Collection of Several Bancoldex Credit Lines
Brigard Urrutia, June 2020

This news is a compilation of all the credit lines that have been approved by Bancoldex in the last few weeks. Through Circular No...

Sanitary Regulation of Social Responsibility before the Coronavirus
LEGA Abogados, June 2020

On June 1, 2020, the Ministry of Popular Power for Health (MPPS) issued Resolution No 090, which establishes the health regulations for social responsibility in the face of the pandemic called Coronavirus (Covid-19) in order to mitigate and eradicate the virus infections within the national territory. Said Resolution was published in the Official Gazette No. 41,891 dated June 1, 2020...

Labor Measures Related to COVID-19 Bulletin - May 2020
Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, June 2020

The main measures ordered by the Government are the following: (i) Compulsory social isolation : The State of National Emergency (EEN) is extended until June 30, during which the compulsory social isolation and restriction of movement of people and vehicles continues...

National Mining Agency Changes Rules Regarding Suspension of Procedural and Material Deadlines
Veirano Advogados, June 2020

On June 2, 2020, Resolution No. 36 was published in the Official Gazette, by means of which the National Mining Agency ("ANM") has changed Resolution No. 28/2020, which suspended the deadlines of certain procedural and material acts under its competence, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic...

MME Memorandum on Safety and Health Measures at Work
Brigard Urrutia, May 2020

As a complement to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection guide for the reduction of the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the Energy and mining industry, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”) together with the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection issued Joint Memorandum 01 of 2020 (the “Memorandum”)...

Circular No. 32 Issued by the Chilean IRS: Tax Treatment of Expenses Incurred due to Covid-19
Carey, May 2020

On April 29, 2020, the Chilean IRS issued instructions regarding the tax treatment of expenses incurred in connection with the health emergency caused by Covid-19. Additionally, the Tax Authority refers to the general requirements for all expenses and the tax treatment of some donations. I. Regarding the general requirements on deduction of expenses In accordance with Article 31 of the Income Tax Law, recently amended by Law No...

Modification of Decree Nº 466, of 1984, of the Ministry of Health, Which Approves the Regulation in the Matter of Electronic Commerce of Medicines
Carey, May 2020

On May 7, 2020, the amendment to Decree No. 466 was published in the Official Gazette, which approves the Regulation of Pharmacies, Drugstores and other pharmaceutical establishments, regarding the sale of medicines through electronic means. Particularly, article 8 of said Decree is modified, in order to allow the electronic sale of medicines in pharmacies, incorporating the following sentence: "Pharmacies may dispense medicines through electronic means...

Sernapesca Adopts New Measures to Contain the Impact of COVID-19 in the Salmon Industry
Carey, May 2020

The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (“Sernapesca”) has issued a series of resolutions. Resolutions No 672/2020 , No 725/2020 and No 805/2020 - that incorporate new measures to those indicated in Resolution No. 565 dated March 16, 2020 which authorized the adoption of certain measures in salmon farming centers in the context of COVID-19...

New Measures Taken by the Chilean Authority Against the Pandemic
Carey, May 2020

I. Update of sanitary measures published this week in the Official Gazette On Wednesday, May 13, Resolution No. 341 of the Ministry of Health was published, which provides for a series of sanitary measures, among which the following stand out, since they modify measures that have been implemented to date: Any concentration of more than 50 people in a certain place, regardless of its nature, or whether it takes place in open or closed spaces, is forbidden...

 

 

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