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Doing business in Puerto Rico

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

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Puerto-Rico
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

Doing Business in Puerto Rico
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in September 2015.

Exporting

On our Exporting to Puerto Rico page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

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.

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

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