Central America

Diplomat William Turton discusses business & investment opportunities in Guatemala

For our latest Industry Expert Q&A, Douwe Westerveld had the pleasure to connect with William Turton Furlan, commercial counselor at the Embassy of Guatemala in the Netherlands, who spoke about business and investment opportunities in the Central American country. For anyone considering doing business in Guatemala, his insights could be of great interest. William studied …

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Regulatory update: 5 LatAm offices report changes in April 2022

The legal and accounting teams at Biz Latin Hub’s offices in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica and Panama reported the following regulatory updates in April 2022 that could affect your business interests. At Biz Latin Hub our multilingual teams of corporate support specialists based throughout Latin America and the Caribbean offer tailored packages of integrated …

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New law promotes electric transport in Panama

A new law promoting electric transport in Panama was signed off by Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo this week, as part of a broader effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, encourage the use of renewable energy, and promote sustainability. Law 162 offers a five year period of exemption from vehicle licensing fees for all electric vehicles. …

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Lawyer in Costa Rica: find a good corporate legal firm

If you are interested in doing business in Costa Rica, or already active in this prosperous Central American market, you need to be able to count on the support of a good legal firm. Because, while the country is friendly to business and investment, its regulatory regime still includes some particularities that your lawyer in …

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Why did foreign investment in Guatemala spike in 2021?

In 2021, foreign direct investment (FDI) into Guatemala hit record levels, after the country saw the lowest levels of FDI in a decade the previous year. But what made foreign investment in Guatemala spike so radically in 2021? Guatemala is Central America’s largest economy by gross domestic product (GDP), as well as one of the …

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