El Salvador: QR code technology a plus for entrepreneurs


As of 1 November 2017, the El Salvador Small Business Administration (CONAMYPE) is to issue online certificates to Micro and Small Enterprises (MYPEs).

CarteMYPEIn 2014 a law was passed requesting CONAMYPE to simplify administrative procedures for small entrepreneurs who registered their businesses. It was also to facilitate their access to credit, training and insurance. 

In return MYPEs are to receive a card with a registration number and the URL of a publicly accessible website where the authenticity of the document can be verified. In other words anyone can verify the authenticity of the business online and the card will replace the need for physical identification documents.

The MYPE card will be sent by email to applicants who can print it at home as they would a boarding pass.