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On 7 April 2022, the Public Registry of the City of Buenos Aires issued General Resolution No. 4/2022, which establishes certain requirements to evidence the accuracy of the legal domicile fixed by simplified stock corporations at the time of registration or when moving the same.

Through Resolution No. 89/2022 (“Resolution”), published on 22 February 2022, the National Ministry of Productive Development (“Ministry”) created: (i) “The System of Public Information about Mining Activities in Argentina for the Community” (SIACAM, as its original acronyms in Spanish); and (ii) “The National Roundtable on Mining for the Community” (MEMAC, as its original acronyms in Spanish). Both motions aim to increase the citizens’ confidence in mining.
Mainly, SIACAM will provide public and detailed information on the social, economic and environmental impacts of mining activities, and MEMAC will organize multi-stakeholder dialogue spaces to discuss the benefits, risks and factors to be considered for the development of mining in Argentina.

By Decrees No. 234/2021 and No. 836/2021, the Executive Power established in Argentina an Investment Promotion Regime for Exports, granting benefits to those who make a direct investment in foreign currency of no less than USD 100 million, either for: (i) new investments; or (ii) to expand an existing business unit in industrial forestry, mining, hydrocarbon, manufacturing and agro-industrial activities.

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has established an Integrated System for Monitoring Foreign Payments of Services (SIMPES) through which the FTA will analyze compliance with tax obligations and the financial-economic capacity of the taxpayers who intend to make foreign payments for contracted services. The SIMPES is established to complement the current control system integrated by the System of Financial Economic Capacity (“System CEF”) and the Integrated System for Monitoring Imports (SIMI).

The criteria used by the Tax Authority (AFIP) to calculate financial economic capacity (CEF) is inconsistent with the amount of documentation and information taxpayers are required to provide. This suggests an arbitrary decrease in the criteria used. This situation has turned the CEF system into an import restriction, which is clearly discriminatory and prohibited in the light of international commitments.

Emergency Decree 886/2021, published on 24 December 2021, does not extend the prohibition to terminate employment without cause and for lack or reduction of work or force majeure, or to suspend employees for lack or reduction of work or force majeure. The Decree also sets forth a progressive schedule that reduces the additional severance until its finalization in June 2022.

Through Resolution 1038/2021 (“Resolution”), published on 12 October 2021, the secretary of Internal Trade modified Resolution 169/2018, regulating the electrical safety regime applicable to electrical equipment sold in Argentina.
In 2019, through Decree 274, the Argentine executive empowered the secretary of Internal Trade to establish security requirements and quality standards that must be met in order to allow the circulation of goods and services in the Argentine domestic market. Hence, through Resolution 169/2018 (and amendments), the secretariat established requirements for low-voltage electrical equipment.