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Why Conduct an Entity Health Check in Panama?

Why Conduct an Entity Health Check in Panama?

Corporate compliance in Panama is constantly changing. Therefore, conducting an entity health check in Panama will ensure that your business or the company you plan to do business with complies with local legislation. Foreign executives doing business in Panama must undertake an entity health check regularly. Hiring a trusted local partner to review the status of your company in terms of corporate compliance will protect your business from penalties and avoid risks. What is an entity health...

August 2020 Regulatory Update: South and Central America

August 2020 Regulatory Update: South and Central America

Our legal and accounting professionals report notable regulatory updates for August 2020. At Biz Latin Hub, our team of accounting and legal professionals operating across key markets in Latin America report the following notable regulatory updates for August 2020 in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador and Panama. We enable foreign companies operating in Latin America to comply with all their corporate legal, accounting, and tax obligations to ensure their ongoing success and...

Regulations for Buying Property in Panama

Regulations for Buying Property in Panama

For years, Panama has been one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. The country, with an average economic growth of 4.6%, promotes new opportunities for foreign investment in different industries. Buying property in Panama or investing in the country's real estate sector is a wise decision, as it is one of the most profitable industries to get involved in. Learn about the regulations, processes, and benefits of buying a property in Panama. Regulations to consider when buying...

July 2020 Regulatory Update: South and Central America

July 2020 Regulatory Update: South and Central America

Our professionals report notable regulatory updates for July 2020. Biz Latin Hub’s team of legal and accounting specialists operating across all key markets in Latin America report the following notable regulatory updates for July 2020 in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Uruguay. We support foreign companies in Latin America comply with all corporate regulatory compliance obligations to ensure their success in new markets. For more information on how...

Explaining Developments in Digital Tax in Latin America

Explaining Developments in Digital Tax in Latin America

Economies in Latin America are changing rapidly. One important regulatory development for many countries in the region is digital tax, because it captures services delivered online or electronically. The OECD claims that Latin American economies are making real progress to address the tax challenges arising from the digitization of the economy. This international entity also expects that further digital tax developments in Latin America provides stability and certainty in the international tax...

Nicholas Baker, Trade Commissioner & Counsellor Commercial at Austrade, Shares Insights on Australian Trade Connections and Opportunities

Nicholas Baker, Trade Commissioner & Counsellor Commercial at Austrade, Shares Insights on Australian Trade Connections and Opportunities

Dr Baker shares his insights on Austrade's new client services and trade opportunities in Latin America post Covid-19. This month, Biz Latin Hub’s Chelsea Heywood was privileged to connect with Dr Nicholas Baker, Trade Commissioner and Counsellor Commercial for Australia’s Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), based in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Dr Baker shares his insights on Austrade’s new client services and trade opportunities in Latin America post Covid-19. Learn...

Opportunities for E-Commerce in Panama

Opportunities for E-Commerce in Panama

Learn about the opportunities for e-commerce in Panama to understand options available to your when expanding your business abroad. Panama is a top contender for new business, as it is one of the most stable economies in Central America.   The increase of mobile and technological devices has contributed significantly to the development of e-commerce in Panama. Online services and products that are offered through online platforms provide new opportunities for investors that are looking to...

June 2020 Regulatory Update: South and Central America

June 2020 Regulatory Update: South and Central America

Our professionals report notable regulatory updates for June 2020. Biz Latin Hub’s team of legal and accounting professionals based across Latin America report the following notable regulatory updates for June 2020 in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Uruguay. In our regulatory update series, we report on legal and other reforms that could significantly impact businesses in Latin America. Note that this not an exhaustive list of all...

Overview of Panama’s Free Trade Agreements

Overview of Panama’s Free Trade Agreements

Find out about Panama's free trade agreements (FTAs), and how they support the country's development and promote benefits for foreign investment.  According to the US Embassy in Panama, the country has "historically served as the crossroads of trade for the Americas.” Thanks to the Panama Canal and the benefits offered by all the free trade zones within the country, it has become a strategic hub to do business. In 2017, Panama exported US$3.06 billion and imported US$24.8 billion,...

Perceptions of Doing Business in Latin America: Cautious Optimism For Future Growth and Opportunities

Perceptions of Doing Business in Latin America: Cautious Optimism For Future Growth and Opportunities

In June 2020, the Biz Latin Hub team launched a survey asking for information about individuals’ perceptions about doing business in Latin America. In June 2020, the Biz Latin Hub team launched a survey asking for information about individuals’ perceptions about doing business in Latin America. We received a range of responses from 75 business owners, executives, government officials and other specialists operating in over 40 countries worldwide. 57.3% of respondents are considering expanding...

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