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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 ...

Carey | December 2023

On December 13th, 2023, the Chilean Congress approved a bill that modifies the Labor Code regarding prevention, investigations and sanctioning of sexual harassment, workplace harassment and violence in the workplace (hereinafter, the “Law”). Companies subject to the new regulations The Law is applicable to all companies, regardless of their size. The Law also includes regulations applicable to the State Administration and its multiple agencies ...

Carey | December 2023

On December 15, 2023, the Financial Market Commission (“CMF”) published for public consultation a regulatory proposal that will complement the proposed implementation regulation (the “Original Proposal”) of Law No. 21,521 (“Fintech Law”) ...

Carey | December 2023

On December 12th, 2023, the Chamber of Deputies approved in the second constitutional procedure the bill that "Establishes a Framework Law on Cybersecurity and Critical Information Infrastructure" (the "Bill"). On the same date, the Bill was sent to the Senate and advanced to the third constitutional stage, with all the amendments of the reviewing chamber being approved ...

Carey | December 2023

On November 30, 2023, the Financial Market Commission ("FMC") issued Exempt Resolution No. 9077 (the "Resolution") which agreed to modify the category of transactions "expressed" in foreign currency, to also include those "in" foreign currency, which will be renamed as "transactions in foreign currency and expressed in foreign currency" ...

Carey | December 2023

On Monday 04 de December, Decree No. 164/2023 from the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security was published in the Official Gazette, approving the National Cybersecurity Policy that will be in force during the period 2023 - 2028, replacing the previous Policy, published on January 28, 2017, which was in effect between that same year and 2022 ...

Carey | December 2023

By means of Exempt Resolution No. 1,268 dated November 20, 2023, published in the Official Gazette on November 30 (the "Resolution"), the Ministry of the Environment (the "MMA") opened a public information period to receive background information to regulate photovoltaic panels in the draft Supreme Decree that will establish collection and recovery goals and other obligations associated with piles and electrical devices (the "Decree"). As a context, by means of Exempt Resolution No ...

Carey | November 2023

By means of Agreement No. 33/2023 dated November 3, 2023, the Council of Ministers for Sustainability and Climate Change approved the proposed Supreme Decree that establishes collection and recovery goals and other obligations associated with the priority product lubricating oils (the "Decree") prepared by the Ministry of the Environment (the "MMA") ...

Carey | November 2023

On November 3rd, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security published Decree No. 36 (the "New Decree") in the Official Gazette. This decree amends Supreme Decree No. 64 of 2017, issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (the "Decree No. 64"), which approves the Regulation of Chapter II of Law No. 20.015 "on the Labor Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities" (hereinafter the "Labor Inclusion Law"), in Title III of Book I of the Labor Code ...

Carey | November 2023

Internal investigations are an integral part of organizational management, with the objective of determining the occurrence of wrongdoing, misconduct, or non-compliance within the company. Through these internal investigations, companies can wield their disciplinary powers, identify risks, design measures to control them, enhance the internal compliance culture, and mitigate the liability of the organization and/or its management ...

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