National Economic Prosecutor

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The National Economic Prosecutor is both the executive director of the FNE and its legal and extrajudicial representative. When performing their duties, the National Economic Prosecutor is independent of all authorities and tribunals before which they act.

 The National Economic Prosecutor is appointed by the President of the Republic through a selection process conducted by the Alta Dirección Pública (agency in charge of recruiting senior public officials). The appointment is for  a fixed term of four years and may only be renewed once.

 The National Economic Prosecutor can be removed from office solely based on causes established by DL 211. Among other causes the law includes, negligence in the performance of their duties and incapacity.  In both  cases a prior, favorable report from the Supreme Court is required.

 The National Economic Prosecutor presides over the Comisión Nacional de Distorsiones (entity responsible to investigate price distortion in imports) and is part of the Junta General de Aduanas (General Board of Customs).