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Patricio Laporta

Patricio Laporta



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

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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 the Chilean chapter in China Trade and investment in Latin America, The Legal 500 Guide (2020).
  • 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).

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