Updated regulations said to protect citizens

The economics ministry said that an update has been published of regulations of a law that supposed to protect citizens from excessive requirements.

The law is 8220 that is called in Spanish Ley de Protección al Ciudadano del Exceso de Requisitos y Trámites Administrativos.

Among other changes, the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio said that regulations must have a cost-benefit assessment so that the cost of implementing the regulation is not more than the benefit.

The changes also say that agencies cannot seek documents that have been issued by their own offices and that they also cannot have unnecessary requirements.

The ministry assumes a supervisory function. The changes go into effect April 1.

A second regulation to place proposed rules online for public comment goes into effect Feb. 1.

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