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Carey | July 2024

On July 3, 2024, Law No. 21.680, which creates a Consolidated Debt Registry (hereinafter referred to as the "Law"), was published in the Official Gazette. This Law aims to centralize information on financial debts, thus improving the credit evaluation of individuals and providing more data to the Financial Market Commission (CMF) for its regulatory functions ...

Carey | July 2024

On June 28, 2024, Exempt Resolution No. 1,160 of May 31, 2024 was published in the Official Gazette, which approved the “Technical Guideline of the Public Health Institute that establishes the requirements for the application for modifications to the sanitary registration of biological products (M-MOBI)” ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 3rd, 2024, Law No. 21,678 was published in the Official Gazette, by which Internet access is recognized as a public telecommunications service (the “Law”) through various amendments to Law No. 18,168, the General Telecommunications Law (the "GTL") ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 5, 2024, the Financial Market Commission (“CMF”) updated its "Frequently Asked Questions" document related to General Rule No. 502 (“NCG 502”). The NCG 502 regulates the registration, authorization, and obligations of financial service providers under Law No. 21.521, known as the "Fintech Law ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 3, 2024, the Financial Market Commission ("FMC"), and after a public consultation process, the FMC published its General Rule No. 514 (the “NCG 514”) that regulates the Open Finance System established by Law No. 21,521 ("Fintech Law") ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 2, 2024, the Central Bank of Chile ("BCCh") amended Chapters III.J.1, III.J.1.1, III.J.1.3, and III.J.2 of the Compendium of Financial Regulations (the "Compendium") governing the issuance and operation of payment cards. These modifications aim to reformulate the regulations applicable to Payment Processing Service Providers ("PSP") and include two new business models that previously lacked regulation ...

Carey | June 2024

On June 17, 2024, the Chilean Comptroller General of the Republic ("Comptroller") approved DS No. 13 of 2022, of the Ministry of Energy ("Decree"), which (i) amends the regulation of gas installers; and (ii) approves the Safety Regulation of Hydrogen Installations (the "Regulation"). Following the approval by the Comptroller, the decree will enter into force once it has been published in the Official Gazette, notwithstanding the transitory provisions regulated therein ...

Carey | June 2024

On August 1st, 2024, Law No.21,643 which amends the Labor Code regarding the prevention, investigation and sanctioning of labor, sexual harassment and workplace violence (the “Law”), will enter into force. General Ruling No.3813 (“General Ruling”), issued by the Superintendence of Social Security ("SUSESO") on June 7th, 2024, provides technical assistance in all matters covered by the new Article 211-A of the Labor Code ...

Carey | June 2024

On August 1st, Law No.21,643, which amends the Labor Code regarding the prevention, investigation and sanctioning of labor, sexual harassment and workplace violence (the “Law”), will enter into force. In this context, on June 7th, 2024, the Labor Board issued ruling No. 362/19, which establishes the meaning and scope of the amendments introduced by the Law (the “Ruling”). The most relevant aspects of the Ruling are the following: 1 ...

Carey | June 2024

On May 30, 2024, the Comptroller General of the Republic  (“Comptroller”) approved Supreme Decree No. 70 (“Decree”), which amends, mainly, (i) the Supreme Decree No. 62, of 2006, of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Reconstruction (“DS 62”), which approves the Regulation of Power Transfers between Generating Companies established in the General Law of Electric Services, and (ii) the Supreme Decree No ...

Carey | May 2024

On May 17, 2024, Law No. 21,664, which amends the Chilean Sanitary Code to define the concept of meat and prohibit the use of this designation for products that are not of animal origin, was published in the Official Gazette. This law introduces a new Paragraph III to Title II of Book Four of the Sanitary Code, called “Of Meat” ...

Carey | May 2024

On May 07th, 2024, the Chilean President of the Republic sent to the Chamber of Deputies a bill (the “bill”) regarding the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) systems, being the result of the work carried out on the former bill, the National AI Policy, comparative experience, and several international recommendations regarding AI ethics ...

Carey | May 2024

Law No. 21.398 "Pro-Consumer", which was published on December 24th, 2021, incorporated the current Article 17 N of the Consumer Protection Act. This article establishes that, before entering a credit transaction, suppliers must analyze the economic solvency of the consumer in order to comply with the obligations arising therefrom ...

Carey | April 2024

On Monday, April 1st, 2024, the Chilean Government introduced in the Chamber of Deputies a bill which aims, on one hand, to establish regulations to facilitate and promote the transfer of technology and knowledge and, on the other, to enable and stimulate the creation and development of science and technology-based companies (“EBCT”) from higher education institutions ...

Carey | April 2024

On April 16, 2024, the Supreme Decree No. 22/2023 from the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism was published in the Official Gazette. This decree amends Supreme Decree No. 47 of 1992 of the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism, General Ordinance of Urbanism and Construction, to align its provisions with the requirements of Law No. 20,920, for the management of waste, extended producer responsibility and promotion of recycling (the “Modification”) ...

Carey | April 2024

On April 15, 2024, the Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published for consultation the draft of the general rule (the “Regulatory Proposal”) that will regulate the Open Finance System ("OFS") established by Law No. 21,521 ("Fintech Law") ...

Carey | April 2024

On March 26th, 2024, the President of the Republic enacted the Framework Law on Cybersecurity and Critical Information Infrastructure (the "Law"), after having been generally approved by the Chamber of Deputies, and the preventive control of constitutionality carried out by the Constitutional Court was concluded ...

Carey | February 2024

On January 29th, 2024, Law No. 21,645, which modifies the Labor Code regarding the conciliation of personal life, family life and work life, entered into force (hereinafter, the “Law”) ...

Carey | January 2024

On January 12, 2024, and in compliance with Law No. 21,521 (the "Fintech Law"), the Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published General Rule No. 502, with the purpose of regulating the registration, authorization, and obligations of financial service providers under the Fintech Law (the "NCG 502"). The main subjects addressed by said norm are as follows: 1 ...

Carey | January 2024

On January 10, 2024, the Government submitted to Congress three billsintroducing significant modifications concerning environmental regulations and sectorial permits. Bill that modifies the Law of General Bases of the Environment Through Presidential Message No. 292-371, the Executive branch presented a bill with the purpose of strengthening the environmental institutional framework and improving its efficiency, introducing amendments to the Law of General Bases of the Environment (Law No ...

Carey | January 2024

By means of Resolution No. 2,084, published in the Official Gazette on December 27, 2023, the Superintendence of Environment ("SMA") issued a general instruction on data traceability, monthly reports, and content of EPR Law compliance reports (the "General Instruction") ...

Carey | January 2024

On January 3rd, 2024, the Senate approved, with 32 votes in favor, the Report of the Constitutional, Legislative, Judicial and Regulatory Affairs (“the Report”), on the Bill to amend the Data Protection Law and creates the Data Protection Agency (Bulletin No. 11144-07/11092-07), (“the Bill”). However, despite the approval of the Report concerning amendments and proposals of the Chamber of Deputies, 24 of these were ultimately rejected ...

Carey | January 2024

On January 4th, 2024, Law No. 21,642 which "amends Law No ...

Carey | December 2023

On December 15, 2023, the Comptroller General of the Republic confirmed Supreme Decree No. 30/2023, which amends the Regulations of the Environmental Impact Assessment System (SEIA) in order to adapt said regulation to the requirements of the Framework Law on Climate Change and the Escazú Agreement. The approved modifications include, among others, the following: Modification of the minimum contents of Environmental Impact Declarations (DIA) and Environmental Impact Studies (EIA) ...

Carey | December 2023

On December 21st, 2023, the Chilean Congress approved the bill that modifies Law No. 21,420, which amended the Mining Code as of January 1st, 2024; the Mining Code; the Constitutional Organic Law on Mining Concessions; and the law that creates the National Geology and Mining Service (the “Bill”). Main amendments introduced by the Bill 1 ...

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