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On 12 September 2018, four deputies presented a bill or motion that sought to implement a mining royalty for the mining exploitation of copper and lithium in Chile. The royalty would be different from the Specific Mining Tax in force in the country. According to the proposed bill, the need for this ‘new’ royalty is due mainly to the poor participation of the Specific Mining Tax in Chile’s gross domestic product in contrast with the large profits for those in the mining industry.

With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

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With major vaccine developments in Latin America, including kick-offs for vaccine campaigns, employers should consider whether a vaccination policy is right for their workplace, keeping in mind that such policies implicate a broad range of employment laws and regulations, and that many of these vary from country to country.

The Pacific Alliance comprised by Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru seeks to attract private capital for the infrastructure sector, under the modality of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). They adopted the guiding principles of PPPs, which will help member countries to promote predictability, transparency, competition and integrity. Our Baker McKenzie partners on…

Baker McKenzie’s VAT/Indirect Tax Practice presented ‘Digital Services in Latin America,’ on 12 August 2020. This was the second presentation in the International VAT Conference Webinar Series, a global webinar series designed for VAT specialists from all industry sectors that aims to discuss the latest developing trends and hot topics in the VAT/GST and customs arena.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries in Latin America. Administrative measures that limit or restrict economic activity have been adopted in most countries. Only some activities or industries have been able to continue operating, while the rest of the companies are waiting for the restrictions to be lifted in…