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Doing business in Chile

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Chile.

Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in Chile
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Exporting to Chile
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Doing Business In
Booklets from HLB International giving general information on doing business in other countries.

Doing Business in Chile
Guide from PKF International which provides an overview of the country, types of business entities, accounting, taxation and other useful information.

Surveys

Time to tune in: Latin American companies turn up the volume on global growth
Survey report published by Ernst & Young in May 2013 looking at outbound investment in the region. Data and analysis covers where, why and how Latin American companies are expanding.

Import and export

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Chile
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce
A support network for promoting business and trade.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Chile

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Chile
Analysis of the business environment in Chile, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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