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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...

Business-2-Business Opportunities in Chile

Business-2-Business Opportunities in Chile

Supported by its abundance in natural resources, strong infrastructure, business-friendly government and well-built macroeconomic system, Chile’s GDP has grown uninhibited over the last 15 years. This has enabled Chile to fully assume its image as a stable and prosperous Latin American country attracting many foreign investors to explore its diverse business opportunities. Business Opportunities in Chile in the B2B sector Chile’s vibrant and diverse range of industries is largely supported by...

4 Key Tips to Set Up a Business in Chile

4 Key Tips to Set Up a Business in Chile

Successive business-friendly governments in Chile has allowed it to become one of the most stable and prosperous countries in Latin America. Its economy has experienced strong compound annual growth rates over recent years, demonstrated by its GDP increase of 4% in 2018. Experts believe this growth is likely to continue in 2019 and 2020, with successive increases of 3.4% and 3.2% alike, making setting up a business in Chile an accommodating experience. Learn how to set up a business in Chile...

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...

When is a Legal Representative Required in Chile?

When is a Legal Representative Required in Chile?

Expanding to new markets does not need to be difficult with the right support at hand from an experienced legal representative. By taking the time to get to know and understand the country’s business and commercial culture as well as a basic, but nevertheless important, grasp of the legal framework, expansion becomes that much easier. A legal representative in Chile is a key element to ensure your company complies with legislation. Latin America carries a burdensome reputation for being a...

What are the Free Trade Agreements in Chile?

What are the Free Trade Agreements in Chile?

Historically, Chile has always been a strong trading partner. With its long coastline and multitude of ports, Chile lends itself perfectly to maritime trade. More recently, however, the country has built an economy known to be favorable to foreign companies, thanks in particular to its business-friendly regulatory system. The combination of its trading expertise and strong business environment has allowed its government to establish strong relations with other nations around the world and...

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 a Company in Chile

How to Liquidate a Company in Chile

As one of the most stable and prosperous countries in South America, Chile is considered a model of political and financial transparency in the region. Over the past decade, its economy has grown strongly. GDP grew by 4% in 2018, and is expected to grow by another 3.4% in 2019 and 3.2% in 2020, according to its central bank. Chile's attractiveness stems from its wealth of natural resources, stability of its macroeconomic system, high growth potential, legal certainty, low level of risk, and...

New Commercial Potential in Pacific Alliance-EU Cooperation

New Commercial Potential in Pacific Alliance-EU Cooperation

Latin America is a region highly dependent on multilateral trade agreements. To the east, there’s Europe, to the west – Asia, and to the North – North America. Latin America is ideally placed between the three largest consumer markets in the world.  With the use of regional trade agreements, every country in the region can take advantage of their collective strategic geographic location. Influential Latin American trade groups include Mercosur, ALADI, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Union of South...

Closer Chile-India Ties Good News for Business

Closer Chile-India Ties Good News for Business

The global economic context is undergoing significant change in terms of emerging and shifting powers and trade conflict. As such, nations are poised to seek new, enduring partnerships to diversify trade channels and make the most of new potential. Chile and India demonstrate such opportunistic behaviour. Though the two established formal trade relations back in 1956, these countries didn’t place their bilateral relationship under the magnifying glass again until 2016, where a Preferential...

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