Costa Rican National Customs Service Contingency Plan against cyberattacks
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Costa Rican National Customs Service Contingency Plan against cyberattacks

Due to the cyber-attacks reported by the Ministry of Finance on April 18, 2022, which are affecting the Ministry's computer systems, including the TICA System, and which affect the normal development of the procedures established for the entry, transit, export, ...
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Reform to combat labor discrimination against women in maternity condition
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Reform to combat labor discrimination against women in maternity condition

On Monday, April 19th, 2022, the reform of articles 94, 94 BIS, 95, 96, 97, 100 and the addition of subsection K) to article 70 of the Labor Code were approved in the second debate.

According to these reforms, paternity ...
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The new US strategy in the fight against corruption
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The new US strategy in the fight against corruption

By Federico Barrios Director Ethics & Anti-Corruption Specialist Nicaragua fbarrios@blplegal.com

Through the publication in June 2021 of the National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM-1), the president of the United States, Joe Biden, recognized international corruption as a major risk to his ...
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BLP advises Empresas AquaChile on the sale of Grupo ACI in Costa Rica
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BLP advises Empresas AquaChile on the sale of Grupo ACI in Costa Rica

BLP has advised Chilean company Agrosuper and its subsidiary Empresas Aquachile S.A., the world’s second-largest salmon farmer, on the sale of Grupo ACI S.A., a leading Costa Rican company in the tilapia aquaculture industry, to Industrias Martec (one of the ...
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Holy Week holidays in Central America
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Holy Week holidays in Central America

During the celebration of Holy Week in Central America from April 11 to 17, 2022, employee remuneration is as follows:
  • I) Guatemala: Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16 are mandatory payment days. An employer must pay an employee who works ...
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Update to regulations for notaries and requirements for companies in Nicaragua
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Update to regulations for notaries and requirements for companies in Nicaragua

On April 4, 2022, Law No. 1113 on Reforms to the Notary Law and the Commercial Code was published. This new statute modifies four articles of the Notary Law and one of the Commercial Code. The most relevant changes are ...
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Procedural Guidelines for Free Zone Companies in the Logistics Services (SEL) category
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Procedural Guidelines for Free Zone Companies in the Logistics Services (SEL) category

General scope resolution RES-DGA-079-2022 specifies the "Guidelines for procedures related to the transit, internment, mobilization, and exit of merchandise carried out by Free Zone Companies for the Logistics Services category." These guidelines regulate the customs procedures that Free Zone Companies ...
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