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Patricio Laporta

Patricio Laporta



  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Government Procurement
  • China Desk

WSG Practice Industries




Coordinator in Shanghai of Carey’s China Desk. His professional practice focuses on general legal assistance to Asian companies in Chile, and to Latin American companies in their endeavors in China.

Additionally, his practice focuses on insurance, customs and international trade, public and private bids, international transactions, government contracts, and commercial and corporate advisory services.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2014).


  • Law, Universidad de los Andes.
Areas of Practice

China Desk | Customs and International Trade | Government Procurement | Insurance and Reinsurance

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Speaker and quarter finalist, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition,Washington D.C.


New System of Processing Customs Destination Certificates for Medical Devices Without a Sanitary Registration
Carey, July 2018

In recent months a Customs Destination Certificate (CDA, in its Spanish acronym) will be required for medical devices1that do not have a sanitary registration to be imported into Chile. The CDA must be requested and obtained by the importer through the Institute of Public Health’s (ISP, id.) GICONA 2.0 electronic platform, and will require the payment of an official fee corresponding to the service code 4111027, “Customs Destination Certificate, law 18,164”...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of «Possible Trans-Pacific Partnership Implications for Chilean International Trade», Global Trade and Customs Journal (2016).
  • Co-author of multiple contributions in the Section of International Law Newsletter, Latin American and Carribbean Law Committee, American Bar Association.
  • Co-author of «Amendment to Self-Accusation Regulations in the Customs Ordinance», The Year in Review (2015).


Chilean Tax Reform

A new project to reform and modernize the Chilean tax system, and boost investment in the country, was presented by the government of President Sebastián Piñera on August 23, 2018. Through this website, and as with the two previous tax reforms, Carey will offer an analysis of the main proposed...

Constituent Process in Chile

On November 15, 2019, against the backdrop of social demonstrations that had been taking place during the previous weeks, a social and political milestone occurred: the majority of the political forces represented in the Chilean National Congress reached a broad consensus. They agreed that in April...

Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.

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