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Biz Latin Hub Celebrates 5 Years of Doing Business in Latin America

Biz Latin Hub Celebrates 5 Years of Doing Business in Latin America

Biz Latin Hub expansion in Latin America marks its fifth year. This year, Biz Latin Hub celebrated its fifth birthday, marking 5 successful years of empowering foreign companies interested in doing business in Latin America. “In our fifth year, we’ve achieved a number of positive milestones,” says David Wright, Chairman of Biz Latin Hub. “Notably, we’ve taken our first steps to expand globally by offering our services in Australia and New Zealand. We’ve also expanded to Uruguay and most...

5 Reasons to Establish a Local Sales Presence in Brazil

5 Reasons to Establish a Local Sales Presence in Brazil

Establishing a local sales presence in Brazil becomes more relevant as the country is in the process of nurturing a more favorable, globally competitive business environment.  Although the economy is showing signs of growth and its domestic market is vast, many foreign companies expanding into the country face the challenge of hiring employees and the responsibilities involved under local employment law. Establishing a local sales presence in Brazil is made easy for countries looking to expand...

Social Security Reform Aims to Drive Greater Investment in Brazil

Social Security Reform Aims to Drive Greater Investment in Brazil

Investment in Brazil is set to increase as the Brazilian government works to develop its economy and attract foreign commercial activity. Recently, the country implemented a reform to reduce its social security spending and boost the economy. As the largest economy in South America, Brazil had a gross domestic product (GDP) of US$1.8 trillion in 2018. Despite being recognized as an emerging power on the global stage, high levels of national debt and slow growth has meant foreign investment in...

The Importance of an Entity Health Check in Latin America

The Importance of an Entity Health Check in Latin America

Historically, Latin America has always been known for its exhaustive and rigorous corporate compliance systems which can vary by country, and prove challenging for foreign investors to understand. Countries such as Brazil and Argentina register high on global tables when it comes to complexity of doing business, with other nations in the region not far behind.  When expanding into Latin America, it’s important to understand local compliance requirements, and the overall condition of any...

2019 Trends for Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil

2019 Trends for Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil

Considered the eighth-largest economy in the world and the largest in Latin America, Brazil is one of the leading economic figures in the region. In 2018, Brazil's GDP reached US$3.365 trillion, and according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the country's GDP is expected to increase by 1% in 2019.  Brazil is considered one of the most attractive countries for foreign investors in Latin America. This attractiveness is due to the size of its domestic market (211 million inhabitants), its...

Commercial Opportunities in Increased Dubai-Brazil Trade

Commercial Opportunities in Increased Dubai-Brazil Trade

Brazil trade has increased as a result of a long-awaited economic recovery. Brazil is in the process of strengthening key trade relationships with partners such as Dubai, the export hub of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  After having passed the economic recession in 2016, the Brazilian economy began to show positive growth, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated that the Brazilian economy will experience a jump from a 0.8% GDP growth in 2019 to 2.4% in 2020. The current trade...

Why Get an Entity Health Check in Brazil?

Why Get an Entity Health Check in Brazil?

Despite being the seventh-largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the world and by far the highest in Latin America, Brazil has the most rigorous corporate compliance system in the region. In fact, Brazil ranks in the top 10 locations worldwide for complexity of doing business. To help alleviate the headache of compliance issues and mitigate the risk of corporate wrongdoing, get an entity health check for your company. Entity health checks, otherwise known as corporate health checks,...

Business Opportunities for Aquaculture in Latin America

Business Opportunities for Aquaculture in Latin America

It is well-established that Latin America is by far the most biodiverse continent in the world. Home to the largest rainforest on the planet, the longest mountain range in the world, as well as some of the greatest deserts, Latin America plays host to the most diverse set of habitats known to man. However, what many would consider a greater wealth is that of the aquatic diversity. Access to both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, north as well as south and the hundreds of thousands of kilometers...

How to Register, Manage and Enforce Trademarks in Latin America

How to Register, Manage and Enforce Trademarks in Latin America

Trademark enforcement in Latin America follows a set of laws and international treaties. The Global Innovation Index 2019 (GII) developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) measures an economy’s innovation performance, this GII ranks Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Brazil 51, 55, 56, and 66 respectively, identifying them as regional leaders in IP protection. The Pacific Alliance member countries Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru benefit from the Patent Prosecution Highways...

How to Liquidate your Business in Brazil

How to Liquidate your Business in Brazil

As many successful multinational companies take the step of expanding to Latin America, they must consider their options for if things don’t quite go to plan. It’s important to understand and map out a clear exit strategy, just in case the market doesn’t perform as expected. Liquidation is often a necessary step in business, either as a requirement to redirect focus in a different direction, or cutting losses before they become unmanageable. Liquidation of assets occurs when a business becomes...

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